Interview Advice

A strong résumé and cover letter will get you an interview, but only a strong interview will land you a job. Please browse our informative interview section to learn how to prepare for an interview, answer common interview questions, establish rapport with the interviewer, and ultimately get the job.

Types of Interviews

Learn more about the Screening, Informational, Directive, Meandering, Stress, Behavioral, Audition, Group, Tag-Team, Mealtime, and Follow-up Interviews.

Standard Questions

While standard questions might seem easy, it can be difficult to differentiate your responses from that of other applicants. Read good and bad responses to the most common questions.

Difficult Questions

What are your weaknesses? Where do you see yourself in ten years? What do you look for in a boss? Prepare by reading these helpful tips.

Establishing Rapport

From body language to mimicry, learn about a few psychological principles that could help make your interviewer like you.

Difficult Situations

Laid off? Out of work for more than three months? Lack experience? Discover how to maintain a clear and positive sense of direction and potential.

Know Yourself

The exercises in this article will provide you with the self-knowledge you need to answer interview questions.

Spin Yourself

Learn how to present your experience in the most positive way possible. Market yourself using these simple exercises as guides.

Know the Employer

Just as you must know yourself, so too must you know your prospective employer. The information you gather will help you anticipate company goals and culture and tailor your responses appropriately.

Illegal Questions

When did you graduate high school? Are you planning to have children? Learn how to respond to illegal questions without embarrassing your interviewer and losing the job.

Language Barriers

For candidates whose primary language is not English, interviewing can be intimidating and requires special preparation.

Negotiating Terms

Brush up on negotiation strategy by knowing what your worth, setting clear goals, knowing your walk-away price, and being fair to your employer.

Thank You Notes

While companies differ in their expectation of a thank you note, some interviewers take offense at the absence of a note.

Interview Horror Stories

Have your interviewers burst into laughter at your most formidable challenge? Take comfort from these stories gleaned from the collective experience that is interviewing.


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