3 Questions You Should Ask your Interviewer

3 Questions You Should Ask your Interviewer

Asking questions during a job or informational interview does not take an extraordinary amount of bravado…as long as they are germane. The three that follow are not typically asked by job candidates, but should be. Pose them and they will help vault you to “top...
Show Your Personality in Job Interviews

Show Your Personality in Job Interviews

Interviewer #1: “What did you think of the job candidate?” Interviewer #2: “She definitely has the experience we’re looking for.” Interviewer #1: “Agreed. But do you like her? Would you enjoy working with her?” Interviewer #2: “To tell you the truth, I didn’t really...
Have Fun with Quirky Interview Questions!

Have Fun with Quirky Interview Questions!

Interviewer: If you could have any super power, what would it be? You: [Pretending to be slightly offended] What do you mean if I had a super power?! [Then playfully] Seriously though—because questions about having superpowers should be taken seriously—my super power...
Dumbest Thing to Say in a Job Interview

Dumbest Thing to Say in a Job Interview

What’s the dumbest thing you can say in an interview? Job applicants have been trying to figure this out with their mouths for generations. Here’s what they’ve discovered. First on the list: offering your own opinion on something that has absolutely zero to do with...
Beat Back Age Discrimination

Beat Back Age Discrimination

There are a number of things that job seekers in their 50s and 60s can do to sideline concerns about their age and get work. Here are a few quick-and-dirty ideas…think of them as wrinkle cream for your job search:   Your Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn...
The Perfect Post-Interview Thank-You

The Perfect Post-Interview Thank-You

Crafting and sending quickly the perfect thank-you email after a job interview is critical because a) you have a short, rapidly closing window (about 24 hours) during which you still have the floor (i.e., you’re still fresh on the mind of the interviewer); and...