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Questions to Ask on the Second Interview

One of the things I strongly advise job applicants is that you should come to any interview prepared with several relevant questions to ask. This shows you are serious about the job and took the time to prepare for that specific interview. Some questions are best asked in the first interview. For example, “What do …

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How Long Should You Answer An Interview Question?

Why should you even worry about how long your answers are? Isn’t the point to give the most details possible so that the interviewers will think you know what you’re talking about? This may look reasonable at first glance, but let me tell you a story. I once put together an interview panel for a …

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The Surprising Strategy for Acing a Job Interview

Actually, I’ll be talking about two strategies for acing your job interview. While there are many moving parts to properly and thoroughly preparing for a job interview, I’m going to be talking about only two in this post. The surprising thing about this strategy is that these two aspects of preparing for a job interview …

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Tattoos and Job Interviews

As you can see by simply looking around you in a public place, tattoos have become common. Few people give them a second thought, although this wasn’t always the case. Tattoos were originally associated with gangs, bikers, drugs, and prison. In fact, the link between tattoos, gangs, and prison is still strong in many people’s …

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Chances of Getting a Job After a Second Interview

If you’ve been invited back for a second interview, then congratulations! Of the hundreds of candidates I’ve interviewed over the years, I estimate that only about 25% got a second interview. Of course, the mileage may vary based on the industry and state of the economy, but that’s been my experience. Now that you’ve been …

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How to Tell if a Phone Interview Went Well

While It’s difficult to tell if any job interview went well, it’s particularly difficult for a phone interview. Unlike an in-person interview, where you can use facial expressions and body language to give you at least some inkling as to if the interview went well, all you have for a phone interview is the words …

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Questions Most Likely to be Asked In a Job Interview

First off, I’ll say that these common interview questions are the ones most likely to be asked in your first interview. They are not the common ones for either a second interview or a management position interview. I’ll cover those in other posts. There are dozens of fairly common questions you may be asked. I’m …

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