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.
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What do you do when the phone rings and they want to do a phone interview on the spot. Thinking about this ahead of time can give you the edge. The phone rings just as you are about to sit down for dinner, but this time it’s not a pesky telemarketer – it’s a company […]
How do you explain how you lost your job. This article does a good job of helping you find the best way to explain. If you’ve lost your job – or are going to lose your job – the last thing that you want to talk about is “why” you lost your job. In fact, […]
This is a hard one to answer but a little thought ahead of time will let you deal with it. It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i.e. jobs are […]
Knowing how to answer why you are available may make you seem more desirable or less desirable. The job interviewer wants to know, “Why are you available?” This is a question that is asked in almost every job interview. The answer you give regarding your departure from your last company will be either simple and […]