interviewing

are short interviews always a bad sign?

A reader writes: I’m a recently barred attorney working on fellowship right now, but I’m in the process of interviewing for more permanent and long-term entry-level attorney positions. I’ve had several interviews at this point that didn’t pan out (either because they decided I wasn’t the right fit, or I decided they weren’t). But I […]

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do you have to answer every interview question perfectly?

A reader writes: I have been interviewing for a position that I would consider my dream job. The interview took place over two days and I spent 5-6 hours in total with them, plus time exploring the organization. Overall, I think I did very well and connected with the employees. However, I definitely flubbed two […]

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why are so many job interviewers terrible?

Employers generally agree that having well-qualified employees is a crucial part of whether or not their businesses thrive – so you might think it follows that they’d put real effort in to how they hire. But inexplicably, many employers give minimal or no training at all to the staff who interview their job applicants and […]

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how to answer the most common job interview questions

Some interview questions come up so reliably that you’d be missing a huge opportunity if you don’t bother to prepare for them — like “tell me about yourself,” “what interests you about this job,” and many more. There’s real benefit in thinking through your answers beforehand so that you won’t forget key details that you want to include, […]

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is a really fast interview invitation a danger sign?

A reader writes: I’m wondering about really quick interview invitations. I just got one today which was less than 15 minutes (!) from the time I submitted my application. Am I correct in being put off? I’m increasingly desperate for work but I have to have standards too. I answer this question — and four […]

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