How to answer “Why do you want this job?”

One of the most common job interview questions is also one of the simplest. And that makes it also one of the most difficult to answer for some people. This is: “Why do you want this job?” Because you need a job and you need to pay the bills. Amirite? But no. You cannot say…

How to interview for a job after being fired

A CareerBeacon reader wrote in for some advice on her career dilemma. She was recently fired from her job, and she is afraid the situation will prevent her from landing future employment. Here’s a summary of her question. “I worked at my last job for almost a year before being terminated. The project I was…

The top strengths hiring managers are looking for in job candidates

During the job interview, the hiring manager is going to ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. We’ve discussed in the past how to answer the dreaded “greatest weakness” question. Don’t say “vodka and gambling,” and do say that your greatest weakness is something non-crucial to the job and that you’re working to improve it….

22 questions to ask in a job interview

You have to ask questions during the job interview. The interviewer is going to expect this and is going to ask you if you have any questions. And you must ask them because not to do so demonstrates a total lack of interest. And you don’t want that. You want to look keen and enthusiastic….

Job interview questions you didn’t realize were job interview questions

When you are meeting with a potential employer to discuss your candidacy, your job interview begins before you sit down in the meeting room. It starts the moment you walk through the door. Some of the things your interviewer asks you may sound like casual conversation, just to kill some time before the formal discussion…