interviewing

do you have to fake passion to get a job?

A reader writes: I’m getting so discouraged and wondering if I am missing some essential job hunting/interviewing skill. I have had three interviews in the last month (so I feel pretty good about the fact that my cover letter, resume, and networking are in good shape) but no job offer. The first interview I felt […]

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how is being recruited different from just applying for a job?

A reader writes: I was curious about what kind of differences can be expected in interviews where a candidate is one of dozens — if not hundreds — who have applied for a position, and interviews where a company has specifically sought out a particular few individuals for a position they have open. I recently […]

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how to deal with a hostile interviewer

A reader writes: I recently had a terrible experience with a phone interview. The interviewer began with a tone of voice that was irritated and sarcatic, which escalated over the course of 30 minutes into openly aggressive and loud, bordering on bullying and browbeating. I tried my best to keep calm and politely answer everything […]

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here’s what your job interviewers say after you leave the room

Wouldn’t it be great if you could hear what your job interviewers say about you after your interview is over? Or maybe not — although if you’re worried that interviewers are trash-talking you, they’re probably not, even if you weren’t right for the job. But interviewers do have certain ways of naming potential issues – […]

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do dogs belong in job interviews?

A reader writes: I work for a company that allows pets to be brought to work. In fact, we have a “Dog of the Day” program and a coordinator. Did I mention the pooches get their own company name/ID badges too? But I digress. Recently, I was part of a panel made up of a […]

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