Category Archives: Interviews

What Kind of Interview – Part 3

As promised, this is the third part of a short series on different kinds of interview (Part 1 here, Part 2 here). The next kind of interview is the Meal Interview. This will generally occur when the employer is fairly … Continue reading

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What Kind of Interview – Part 2

Some months ago we explored the two main kinds of interview: screening and decision making. The promised follow up never happened, at least until now. One step on from the traditional two is the “blessing interview” where the “Big Boss” … Continue reading

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Interview – Wear T-shirt and Joggers

I heard this morning of a man who horrified his wife by turning up for a management interview in t-shirt and jogging bottoms, rather than a suit. There was a reason behind this: the job was operations manager in a … Continue reading

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The Worst Day for a Job Interview

A candidate does not generally have a choice as to the day or time of a job interview. Yet it makes a difference, so if you do have a choice, bear this in mind. According to research, Monday is the … Continue reading

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Interview Questions – What Did You Like Most About Your Last Job?

There is no glib answer to this question, that covers all situations. That makes it even more important to prepare for the question, but to do so for every single interview. At the same time, listen to what the employer … Continue reading

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Interview Questions: What are Your Career Goals?

“What are your career goals?” (also asked as “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”) is a common interview question. The aim is to find out how you might fit in to the employer in the longer term, as … Continue reading

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Interviews: Debrief

It is not generally a great idea to take notes in an interview if you are the candidate, although it is sensible to have a pen and paper readily available to take down the interviewer’s direct dial number or whatever. … Continue reading

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What Kind of Job Interview Will it Be?

When given a job interview it pays to know what kind of interview it will be. It does not help that sometimes employers make up the process on the hoof. Broadly, job interviews are of two types, the screening interview … Continue reading

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Interviews: What to Wear to an Interview

What to wear? The question you ask before a night out, which is also relevant to job interviews. And the right clothes for one are rarely right for the other. As a general rule, err on the conservative side. The … Continue reading

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Interview Questions – What Are Your Weaknesses?

This is another common interview question (as is “What are Your Strengths?” discussed in a previous post. The worst answer? “I don’t have any.” Nobody will believe that, and if you believe it, it shows both arrogance and a lack … Continue reading

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