interviewing

what to look for when you’re interviewing students

A reader writes: While I’ve had plenty of practice interviewing experienced hires, I’m feeling stumped preparing to interview college students. We are coming up on campus recruiting season for interns and new hires, and I’m having trouble formulating my general interview script. Most of my go-to questions focus on past projects and experiences in different […]

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how do you hide your job hunt when you’re working full-time?

A reader writes: Can you tell me how to interview for new jobs while I’m still employed? I’ve been in my first professional job for three years since graduating from college and am beginning to think about looking for another job and moving on … except that I can’t figure out how to interview without […]

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I got scolded for coming to an interview with a cold

A reader writes: I have a question about an interview experience that I was hoping you could share your thoughts on. I recently was given the chance to interview at an organization. The interview was scheduled about two weeks in advance. A few days beforehand, I started feeling a bit under the weather and ended […]

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is this job interviewer stringing me along?

A reader writes: Almost two months ago, I applied and interviewed for a position with a company I have a real interest in working with. I did not get that job as they said they needed someone with more experience for that niche role, but they instead considered my application for another position that opened […]

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10 questions you should ask your interviewer

The way some job candidates handle the portion of the interview where it’s their turn to ask questions has always surprised me. A lot of people don’t have many questions at all — which is ill-advised when you’re considering spending 40+ hours a week at the job and when it is likely to have a […]

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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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