interviewing

I have a bad feeling about the job I’m interviewing for

A reader writes: I have a question about evaluating a potential employer. I’ve been interviewing with a nonprofit, and the job would be a step up (higher pay, more responsibility), but I’ve now been through eight rounds of interviews and I feel like some alarm bells are going off. I’ve interviewed with the director three […]

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should you do free work as part of a job interview?

A reader writes: I’m a content specialist who does a lot of writing and SEO work. I currently work full-time, but am looking for a new full-time opportunity. I’m finding that as part of the hiring process, a lot of employers are asking me to complete an assignment for them. I’m not against the idea, […]

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the 8 worst questions to ask at your job interview

At the end of a job interview, your interviewer is likely to ask you what questions you have. This is the time for you to ask all the things that you need to know to help you decide if the job and the company are right to you. But you’re still being evaluated, so it’s […]

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should I turn down a job offer I was excited about until I met the CEO?

A reader writes: I’m in my 30s, and looking to transition from teaching (English) into something more scalable and content focused — entry-level marketing, copywriting, or editing. I’ve had some positive responses to applications, including an interview with my dream company, but haven’t landed anything quite yet (I’ve only been searching for a few weeks, […]

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can you save a bad interview?

A reader writes: I had my first-ever phone interview earlier this week, and it was a total disaster. A few minutes after the appointed time, my phone rang and I answered “Hello?” to which he said “Hi Anne, this is Eugene from ABC Corp.” and then I said “Great, thanks so much for calling.” He […]

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are my examples in interviews too negative?

A reader writes: Inspired by you and the commenters here at AAM, my top goal for 2017 is to launch a new career in a new industry. I’m putting together answers for potential interview questions (of the classic “tell me about a time when…” format) and I keep running into an issue: the place I’ve […]

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