interviewing

my interviewers keep yawning in my face

A reader writes: Here’s a new one that is baffling me. I’m seriously looking for work, and generally get called to interview every few resumes I submit. I treat every interview seriously, and prepare, bring work samples, dress professionally, arrive 5 minutes early, make good eye contact, firm handshake, ask great questions (they respond with […]

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do I need to wear a suit to a job interview?

Do you need to wear a suit to a job interview? Probably. But maybe not. But if you’re unsure, then yes. Here’s the deal with suits and job interviews: You need to know the norms for interview dress for your own field. And not just your field in general, but your field in your particular geographic […]

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how to prepare for an internal interview

Interviewing for a job at your current company might sound easier than interviewing at a strange company where you don’t know anyone. But internal interviews can be just as hard as external ones, and they come with some additional pitfalls of their own. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about what to expect […]

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so you’ve gotten a job interview — what now?

You finally got the call you’ve been waiting for – an invitation to interview for a job you’re really excited about. What do you need to do now to ensure that you ace the interview? At U.S. News & World Report today,I walk you through four steps to take after getting an interview that will position […]

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is over-selling yourself in an interview the norm?

A reader writes: I was interviewed by my company over a year ago, and I felt the interview went really well. Being a technology company, there were lots of questions about technologies I’d worked with before, and I answered them honestly and clearly. Now the yearly review came along and I had my meeting with […]

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how to research the company you’re interviewing with

On a recent post, one commenter wrote: When I first started job searching, I tried to research the companies a lot. That was a waste of time. No hiring manager I ever talked to quizzed me about my company knowledge. They wanted to talk about the specifics of the job. And honestly, when you think […]

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