Impressive Interviewing

Interview Outfits for People Who HATE Dressing Up

Sometimes, what we play with in our childhood can easily determine some of the same inclinations as adults. When I was a child, I didn’t like playing “house” or “kitchen” like many little girls did...

The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...

9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

Have you ever wondered, following an interview, if the things the interviewer told you were true? They say, “We’ll call you” and “You’re terrific,” but are they lying? Yup. Brazen Careerist t...


Interview Lessons from the Presidential Debates

This evening marks the first vice presidential debate of the 2012 election season. And whether you like or dislike politics, like or dislike the candidates debating, or just don’t have anything else to watch, chances are ...

Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...

What Every Interviewer Wonders….But Never Asks

In front of them are a list of questions they’ve pre-determined to ask every candidate. They’re avoiding any traditionally inappropriate questions and working hard to get as much information as they can in 60 minute...


At Interviews, Even the Waiting Room Counts

Career Girl Network featured an article in June 2011 about the “Most Important Person in Your Company” — the receptionist. And as important as a receptionist can be in the image a company puts forward, that sa...

The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself

I recently combed through the statistics in this article in Harvard Business Review — “The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself.” In the studies it references, managers were asked to compare candidates for j...

Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

If everyone has an opinion, then every HR expert has 20, especially when it comes to the dreaded salary question. These days, you’re going to have to answer that question sooner rather than later. Hiring is expensive and ...


The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...