interviewing

is it better to be interviewed first, last, or in the middle?

A reader writes: My husband was recently invited to interview for a position he applied for. He was told that they were conducting two sessions of five back-to-back 30-minute initial interviews. Since he was the first one they contacted, he was able to pick his time slot. In a situation like this, is there an […]

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am I too quiet in interviews?

A reader writes: I’m an experienced senior personal assistant. I’ve worked in the public sector and for large financial institutions supporting directors. I’ve had a dozen interviews in the past two weeks, including second interviews, but no job yet. What I’m confused about is that when I get feedback, it’s so mixed! A couple of […]

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how to say “I can start immediately” when I’m still employed

A reader writes: I’m currently on leave from a job that was causing me such extraordinary stress I was having panic attacks at work. I’ve been applying and interviewing for other jobs pretty extensively while I’m out, including one I’m sincerely hoping will turn into a better career path in general for me. Now my […]

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don’t make these wrong assumptions about your job interview

Job seekers often go into interviews with a set of assumptions in their heads – for example, that the company is a great place to work, that the interviewer is likely to ask particular questions, and all kinds of other beliefs that may or may not be correct. Some assumptions, though, can be downright dangerous […]

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how to prepare for a second interview

If you received a call after your job interview inviting you to come back in for a second interview, congratulations! In most cases, an invitation for a second interview means that the employer is seriously considering you for the position. That’s good news. However, if you’re like most job seekers, you might be uncertain about […]

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