interviewing

can I wear a baby during a video interview?

A reader writes: I was just asked to do a two-hour video interview this week. I am excited for the opportunity, but I am at home with a newborn and my partner is likely unable to commit to watching the baby for that long. My partner also works from home but takes frequent customer calls […]

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how do job interviews work now?

A reader writes: Since my new job was postponed due to COVID-19, I am actively pursuing other opportunities. After applying for a restaurant position, I was asked to come in for an on-site interview. So what does job interview etiquette look like in the current COVID-19 world? For example: Do I wear a mask to […]

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video interviews when you’re trapped at home and looking shaggy

A reader writes: I was job searching before the pandemic, and I’m hoping to start getting some interviews soon. I am wondering about COVID-era best practices for video interviews. If I have limited options for quiet, private places with reliable internet for such calls, is it unprofessional to do these calls from my desk in […]

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will interviewers ask what you achieved during the pandemic?

A reader writes: I’ve been seeing people online say that in the future, job interviewers will ask candidates questions like, “What did you do to continue developing your skills during the pandemic?” and “What did you achieve during the shutdown, even if you weren’t working?” Some people in my circle have been spending time figuring […]

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how to answer “why should I hire you?”

A reader writes: I haven’t interviewed in a long time, and I’ve never been good at it. I have good references, have worked on interesting projects, and have good skills. But I’m very introverted. If someone asks me, “Why should I hire YOU?” I have no idea. “I’ll do a great job” seems like a […]

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