interviewing

how excited should I seem in an interview?

A reader writes; I have had the opportunity to interview for my dream job with a nonprofit organization that I have always loved and admired. I am a highly qualified candidate for the position. This is the kind of job where if I was independently wealthy, I would do this work as a volunteer for […]

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how to research the company you’re interviewing with

A reader asks: When I first started job searching, I tried to research the companies a lot. That was a waste of time. No hiring manager I ever talked to quizzed me about my company knowledge. They wanted to talk about the specifics of the job. Yet I always hear you should research the company […]

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can I ask what to expect at a job interview?

A reader writes: I have a job interview next week and because I’m a new grad it’s one of many I’ve had this year. All interviewers have been wildly different in their approach, questions, and scope of inquiry. I interviewed at the public library and felt like I had undergone trivia hour: explain our mantra, […]

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how can I avoid jobs with horrible hours?

A reader writes: I’m currently working in a job that requires what I can only describe as a soul-crushing amount of overtime just to keep my work afloat. This is common in my department and shows no signs of changing any time soon (if anything, it’s probably going to get worse). My field is very […]

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how to answer “why are you interested in this job?”

Sit down for any job interview and one of the first questions you’re likely to be asked is, “Why are you interested in this position?” If you’re thinking that’s a softball question, you’re right to some extent. For most interviewers, it’s a way of easing into the conversation that hopefully won’t be too high-pressure. But […]

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