interviewing

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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when you don’t click with your interviewer

A reader writes: I’ve been on interviews where after interviewing with one person, another one comes right after and continues the process. I realize that this is to see that I can “fit in,” but how do I deal with the one interviewer with whom I’m not going to click? I can feel when I’m […]

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I bombed a weird interview after no sleep

A reader writes: Approximately a month ago, I applied for a position and was scheduled for an interview with an organization’s HR manager. I had apparently done well on the pre-employement aptitude tests and interviewed well with her. She was great and two hours passed quickly. Following this interview, I was asked to come in […]

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is it okay to mention “mommy brain” in a job interview?

A reader writes: I’m curious whether you think it’s ever okay to mention that you have “mommy brain” as a sort of disclaimer to an interviewer. I ask this because I am a new mom (five months postpartum), and I noticed that since I’ve gotten pregnant and especially since I’ve had my baby, I feel […]

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how to convince an interviewer I’m okay with admin work, even with a master’s degree

A reader writes: I’m wondering about how to reassure interviewers that I am able and willing to perform administrative tasks despite the fact that I have a master’s degree and have some higher-level work experience. Some background: I’m in my mid-twenties and have done a lot of internships, part-time jobs, and AmeriCorps, and am looking […]

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how to interview your potential new boss

A reader writes: Our department was asked by our director to have an informal-type “interview” with two of the finalists in line to fill our manager position (the current manager is retiring).  We are a small department of eight people, and we are tasked with “being unemotional” and to have “facts” as to why we […]

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