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Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.

February 24, 2017 | By More
How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

Walk into any interview, and you’re likely to hear this question: “Tell me about yourself?”

February 17, 2017 | By More
Job Interview Question: What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?

Job Interview Question: What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?

Be careful on answering what you ‘didn’t like out your last job, company, employer, etc. You don’t want to come off negative. This question is somewhat of a trap, because it asks for a negative answer. If you haven’t given it some thought, you may blurt out something about your boss or the company, and […]

June 2, 2014 | By More
Sell Yourself to an Interviewer by Solving His/Her Problem

Sell Yourself to an Interviewer by Solving His/Her Problem

Find out what their problem is and become the solution. Ask questions to find out how you can help the interviewer accomplish what they need to get done. Then tell them how you can help in that regard.

June 2, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

How would you answer the question? Give them great reasons. This is one of those broad questions that can take you down the wrong road unless you have done some thinking about what to say ahead of time. This question deals with your ability to sell yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should […]

May 14, 2014 | By More
What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

Not getting a follow up call, as promised, happens more than you think. Candidates are sure that they are a shoe-in for the position, and expecting an offer, and then nothing. This is not only frustrating for the candidate, but reflects poorly on the company.

May 13, 2014 | By More
Behavioral – Event Interview Questions

Behavioral – Event Interview Questions

Overview During the interview, you are asked to describe how you dealt with a difficult team situation in the past. Asking you about the past indicates this is a most likely a behavioral-event interview (BEI) question. Responding requires you need to recall an example when you dealt with a specific situation. BEI have been used […]

April 9, 2014 | By More
Emotional Preparation for Interviews

Emotional Preparation for Interviews

Hiring is an emotional process for both the candidate and the interviewer. Hiring is an emotional process for both the candidate and the interviewer. The hiring process is shrouded with a veneer of logic “to hire the best qualified person”, but in reality it is grounded with emotion. Your enthusiasm, confidence and energy will determine […]

March 21, 2014 | By More
Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

This open-ended question, and others like; “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. The object of the question is to check for your self-awareness and communication skills. Dan Harrison is the staffing manager for Wesco Corporation and is about to interview three candidates for a project manager position. He […]

March 20, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

What are the right ways and wrongs ways to tell a perspective employer why you left your old job? The Inevitable Job Interview Question: “Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?” and How to Deal With It. This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your […]

March 19, 2014 | By More