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Cruising Through the HR Screening

Interview processes come in all shapes and sizes. From processes that involve multiple visits with what seems like countless interviewers to processes that include a single in-person interview immediately followed by an offer, ...

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“Tell Me About Yourself” and Other Translations to Interview Questions

If you’ve ever been through a job search, you know that every interview question is code for something else. It’s just a matter of figuring out what those questions mean. Here are a few of my favorite translations: ...

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Who’s Interviewing You? Dig Deeper!

You have an interview tomorrow, and all that you know is a list of who’s interviewing you. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you probably jump onto the company’s website to check out the interviewers...


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Projects Are the New Job Interview

The process of job applications is changing significantly. In this job market, employers are increasingly realizing that making a hiring decision based on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills might not be enough to d...

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Lessons in Interviewing from ABC’s Shark Tank

My husband and I love the show Shark Tank. Every week, we excitedly flip on the TV to watch entrepreneurs receive feedback, constructive criticism and ultimately often real money from the members of the Shark Tank. There are mo...

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Know Your Weaknesses

It’s one of the most common job interview questions there is: “What is your greatest weakness?” And all too often, interviewees answer this question incorrectly. Conventional wisdom tells us to spin our answer...


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More Interview "Don’ts"

Like anyone, I’ve interviewed for multiple jobs in my career. Some successfully, some unsuccessfully. I’ve also been in the position of interviewer many times. I do consider myself a good interviewee, and a good int...

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Interview Don’t

In January, I wrote a post called “The most important question YOU can ask in an interview.” That question is, “What reservations do you have about hiring me?” As a follow-up to that post, I want to give...

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The Marathon Interview: Keeping Them Straight

Every interview is different, and every company conducts interview processes differently. Some will bring you back over and over to meet with person after person on day after day. Others, though, opt for what I like to call the...


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Interview Prep

Whether you’ve been job searching for a day or a year, effectively preparing for an in-person interview is key to nailing those Q&A’s and hopefully getting the job. But if you’ve been unemployed and interv...