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Handling Strange Interview Questions
by Scott Brown.QUESTION FROM A SUBSCRIBER:In an interview I was asked about what year I graduated. Is this considered illegal since it probes someone's age indirectly?Also, this may not specifically be a legal/illegal question: I was asked what my GPA was in school...
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First Impressions: Dealing with Interviewer Bias
by Scott Brown.Nevertheless, this is the reality of most interviewing situations you'll run into. As a job seeker, a good way of dealing with this is twofold: presenting yourself well so you can do as well as possible with the interviewer's superficial biases, and ...

Resisting the Urge to Oversell in Interviews
by Scott Brown.THE CATEGORY ISSUEMost interviewers think in terms of categories. They often view candidates as being one type of employee or another. If you sell the interviewer about a strength that they feel would be uncharacteristic of the type of person they're...
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Conduct An Informational Interview
by Michelle Roebuck.Many job seekers don’t conduct informational interviews because the purpose of this type of interview is NOT to ask for a job. But, when you talk with people in your area of interest, you establish rapport with them, get salary ranges for the posit...
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Illegal Job Interview Questions -- Be Prepared
by Nathan Newberger.I’ll quickly cover the following:A) Why Employer Ask Illegal Interview Questions.B) Examples of Illegal Interview Questions.C) Tips on How To Respond to Illegal Interview Questions.FACT U.S. law prohibits certain types of questions and you are by n...
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Mastering The Lunch Interview
by Nathan Newberger.Interviews can be nerve-racking, brain-draining, headache-inducingexperiences. These days, recruiters have found a way to make theinterview even more difficult by combining the experience with ameal. This means that in addition to listening to the in...
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Avoid Potential Job Interview Disasters
by Nathan Newberger.This http://www.WorkTree.com article by Nathan Newberger gives you some common sense advice and tips on avoiding potential interview disasters. There are definitely things that you can do to avoid minor mishaps which could ultimately blow an intervie...
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How To Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions
by Gerard Mcloughlin.When preparing your answers, consider what each question is designed to find out about the candidate's suitability for the position on offer.1. Why are you leaving your current job?The employer is seeking to identify problems you have had in the past...
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Why Your CV/Resume Is Not Generating Interview Offers
by Gerard Mcloughlin.Begins with a succinct, clearly stated career objective tailored to the particular job for which you are applying.Highlights how your skills and qualifications match the company's specific needs.Employs appropriate titles for previous jobs to demonst...

5 Skills You Must Convey During A Job Interview
by Nathan Newberger.Great advice on how to convey some very important skills during the interview process. 5 Secret Skills that Interviewers Are Looking For. No, it's not time to throw your resume in the trash and start a "new age job search". But one thing that any job...
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Interview Bias: Overcoming the Silent Forces Working Against You
by Simma Lieberman.Your job interview is tomorrow. You know your appearance will matter, so you polish your shoes and brush your hair. You realize your interviewer will have your resume in hand, so you've come prepared to explain every minute detail included on it. You...
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7-Step Checklist Before the Job Interview
by Joe Turner.By decreasing the jitters BEFORE your interview you can increase your confidence DURING the interview. Getting nervous just before or during an interview is natural but there are specific actions you can take to decrease, if not eliminate it. Here is...

8 Easy Steps to a Winning Interview
by Joe Turner.Job interviews can be cause for all types of "jitters" arising from everything from performance anxiety to traffic jams. You can greatly minimize your anxieties and increase your chances for a winning interview by realizing that all job intervie...
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At the Interview, Dont Answer Questions.
by Joe Turner.Many years ago when I hated what I was doing for a living I was encouraged by my career coach to write down several short stories about times and events in my life where I influenced the outcome. I was stumped at first, but after a few days, I came u...
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How to Create Instant Rapport with Your Interviewer
by Michael Soliatis.Getting an interview is hard enough. You've already spent time and effort writing your resume and distributing it. Now you've got to the all important interview. Only one person will get the job so you owe it to yourself to make the best possible imp...
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How to Have Maximum Interview Confidence
by Michael Soliatis.Do you have butterflies in your stomach when you go for interviews? It's hardly surprising when the outcome is so important to your future life and prosperity and that of your family and loved ones. You've already laboured over writing your resume an...
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Fast-track career success with Informational Interviews
by Annemarie Cross.Informational interviewing can play a pivotal role in building one’s network to assist in penetrating the hidden job market and unadvertised job prospects, but unfortunately is often a tool that is ignored in a job seeker’s career and job search ...
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Acing The Interview: The Positive Approach To Tough Questions
by Ford R. Myers, M.ed..As a Career Consultant, I work with clients on all the tools and techniques that are needed to succeed in the job search – including interviewing skills. One thing I have noticed over the years is that candidates often get “trapped” in certain ...
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Increase your interview performance & your career
by Annemarie Cross.Millions of dollars are spent annually on marketing research by savvy companies aiming to maximize their marketing dollars when showcasing their products and services to their prospective clients. They recognize that to capture the attention of a pot...
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Whats Your Interview Approach?
by Yulin Peng.So you have prepared for all kinds of commonly asked questions, practiced your answers, got your industry and company information ready, your questions ready, you are dressed out well for the interview and now here it is – the big hour. You are ner...
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Answer Job Interview Questions & Score Big
by Morgan Hamilton.As a result, they stumble over their words, say the wrong things, or resort to making up responses. The interviewer can immediately see through that kind of charade, and will not give the applicant a second thought once the session is finished. There...
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Job Interview Dressing Tips
by Yulin Peng.It's time to head for the interview and you have one question. What is the job interview dressing code? Yes. Everyone has that same doubt. Should you be too formal? Should you just be yourself? Should you portray yourself as a happy-go-lucky characte...
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How To Prepare For A Job Interview
by Yulin Peng.So you have the call letter for a job interview in your mail. Get going and do your homework done immediately. Find out all about the company, the job you applied for, the competitors, the products and all other relevant information by browsing the I...
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Interview Questions: Dos and Donts
by Stacey Lane.You've done your research and you've brushed up on recent company developments.  You've found out who you'll be interviewing with – one of the questions you should ask when you're first contacted – "Who will I be interviewing with?" &nb...
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Great Questions to Ask on an Interview
by Stacey Lane.You've worked hard to get an interview, and now it feels like everything is on the line.  What's the best approach to ensure a great interview?  Based on my experience working with professionals with varied backgrounds and experience, I'd h...
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