What’s Your Expected Salary?

The job interview is going as you’d hoped. You meet the required qualifications, you have a rapport with the interviewers, and those practice sessions you and a friend ran through helped you present smoothly and confidently. You have a real shot at landing this job. Then you hear that awkward question: “What’s your expected salary?”… Continue reading What’s Your Expected Salary?

What’s Your Reason for Leaving Your Job?

Along with answering common interview questions about your weaknesses or why you want the job, “What’s your reason for leaving your current job?” is one of those challenging questions that require you to prepare an answer beforehand. In fact, giving sound reasons for wanting to change roles can actually strengthen your chances of securing a… Continue reading What’s Your Reason for Leaving Your Job?

What Company Research Can Do for Shrewd Job Seekers

Employers have long expected job candidates to do some company research for an interview, but many applicants skip this step or only do the bare minimum of homework. And they’re passing up a great opportunity. Learning more about a prospective employer can give you an edge over the competition. Doing your homework will enable you… Continue reading What Company Research Can Do for Shrewd Job Seekers

Tell Me About Yourself

“Tell me about yourself.” It’s one of the most common (and tricky) job interview questions. Even so, many job seekers don’t take the question seriously, thinking it’s just an icebreaker meant to put them at ease. But they should carefully consider their response, because “tell me about yourself” is more than a throwaway opener for… Continue reading Tell Me About Yourself

Shine Your Second Interview

  Congratulations! You’ve been asked back for a second interview. At this point, you’re being seriously considered for the position based on your success in the first interview. You were well-prepared for the initial meeting, but you should know what questions for a second interview to anticipate. What’s different about this interview? The second round… Continue reading Shine Your Second Interview

Video Job Interview Tips

  Given the impact of COVID-19 and the current calls for social distancing, it’s likely your next interview could be a video interview. Make sure you’re ready to get in front of the camera by following these video interview tips. If you’ve never been asked to participate in a video interview during your job hunt,… Continue reading Video Job Interview Tips