Don’t Phone In Your Next Phone Interview

You know that feeling when you walk into a great restaurant and you get the first whiff of intermingling smells coming from the kitchen and from the plates of various satisfied diners? You know how hungry that can make you, how it makes you want to dive into a big plate of whatever even before … Continue reading Don’t Phone In Your Next Phone Interview

The Questions You Need to Ask in an Interview

We all know that when you’re interviewing for a job, it’s all about the answers you give. Right? If that was true, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Sure, answering questions that show your experience, knowledge and general ability to string two sentences together back-to-back is an important part of the interview process. But don’t … Continue reading The Questions You Need to Ask in an Interview

How to Ace the Informational Interview

With all the clamor about how networking is the way to find your next job, how traditional job boards are dead, how the place to be is the “hidden job market” (how hidden can it be, when everyone with a URL and a dream seems to know about it?), we’re seeing a substantial shift in … Continue reading How to Ace the Informational Interview

The Single Most Important Interview Question

There is one defining question that comes up in every interview I do. How you answer can impact your candidacy more than any other answer you give. Can you guess what it is? What is your greatest weakness? Why do you want to work for this company? What do you want to do? If you … Continue reading The Single Most Important Interview Question

Salary is Not a Four Letter Word

Every day I come across posts by job search experts, career advisers, coaches, and every other kind of self-imposed, trust-inducing title telling me the same thing: Never, ever, ever discuss salary during an interview process.  They say that it gives the job seeker a disadvantage; that it's putting all your cards on the table; that … Continue reading Salary is Not a Four Letter Word