interviewing

I had a great interview – why haven’t I heard anything back?

A reader writes: I’ve recently gone through a time-consuming but positive job interview process. The hiring manager has been in communication with me from day one. We had a phone interview, followed by a video conference with one other member ever of the team. The hiring manager then requested some work samples and, after seeing […]

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I went on a job interview and the office was filthy

A reader writes: I went on a job interview today and the office was absolutely filthy and so gross. I met with the CEO in her office and while she seemed to be a nice lady, she looked very disorganized and kind of out of it. He hair was a mess and her fingernails were […]

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potential employer sent me weirdly patronizing “interview tips” before the interview

A reader writes: I was asked to come in for a face-to-face interview with a potential employer. Along with the confirmation email, a two-page document was attached, titled “Preparing For Your Interview.” The top of the page read: “When preparing for your interview, it’s important to remember first impressions count. You want to arrive timely […]

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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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