“Why should I hire you?” How to answer this question

One of the most common interview questions is “Why should I hire you?” Do you know how to answer it? At some point in the job interview, the interviewer is probably going to ask you, straight up, “Why should I hire you?” And you expected to have a good answer for this. Don’t panic. You…

Job candidates are rated worse in virtual interviews

A study has found that job applicants are judged more harshly in virtual interviews. But you can probably mitigate some of the issues. If you’re participating in a virtual job interview you might want to punch up your enthusiasm a notch. New research suggests that the same candidates are rated substantially lower in virtual interviews…

Six tips on how to successfully close a job interview

Do you know how to close a job interview in a way that leaves a great impression? Follow these tips. First impressions are important – as everyone is always reminding us. Last impressions are also important. How you close a job interview is as important as how you open it. This is your last chance…

How to answer “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

“Where do you see yourself in five years” is one of the most common interview questions. Here’s how to answer it professionally and intelligently. If you’re going on job interviews, at some point you’re probably going to be asked where you see yourself in five years. Maybe more than once. It’s one of the most…

Advice from hiring managers for successful virtual interviews

A new employer survey reveals how they really feel about remote job interviews. Here’s what bugs them the most and their top tips for making a positive (virtual) impression. It’s no secret that more and more companies are conducting virtual interviews to screen potential candidates, rather than having them come into the office during COVOID-19….

3 things not to say in the job interview and what to say instead

When you want to make a good impression, some words and phrases are more powerful than others. The job interview is one of those times. Here are three things not to say in the job interview, and what to say instead. I can’t It’s not a good idea to say that you “can’t” do something….

5 of the worst answers to job interview questions

There are good answers and bad answers to job interview questions – some of them very bad. Here is a round up of the worst answers to job interview questions. Got a job interview coming up? Yay! You’re going to nail it. That being said, let’s go back over some basics. There are a lot…

Three questions you will be asked in every job interview

Job interviews tend to follow fairly predictable patterns. While specific questions related to your profession will vary by industry, the structure of the conversation is similar across sectors. There are several key pieces of information that employers will look to learn about candidates for just about every job. This means that there are several questions…

The most insidious job interview question

There are many different kinds of job interview questions. Some are straightforward inquiries about your past work experience. Others are tests of your self-awareness or communication skills. Some questions are about your personality, while others are a test of your problem-solving abilities. The dreaded “What is your greatest weakness?” question feels like a trap. Obviously…

Coronavirus trend: Big companies shifting to video interviews exclusively

The spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, is not only impacting the way people travel and work, it’s changing the ways we find work as well. In order to reduce the number of people physically interacting with employees, an increasing number of big firms are cancelling face-to-face job interviews. Google was among the first to shift…