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…

Questions to be ready for in a teaching job interview

So you want to be a teacher? Good call. You have the chance to work with children and young people, share your passion for learning, and help shape the minds and habits of the next generation. Plus of course you also get iron-clad job security, a great pension, and summers off. But in many jurisdictions…

Essential career tool: Prepare your elevator pitch

Whether you are actively looking for a new job or are just open to potential opportunities that come your way, it is a good idea to have an elevator pitch honed and practiced. It’s an essential career tool for networking, connecting with potential employers, and marketing yourself. Your elevator pitch is a short couple of…

Win the job interview in under 10 minutes

Most employers make up their minds about candidates within the first few minutes of the interview. So, starting off strong and making the right first impression are crucial for landing the job. You are under scrutiny from the moment you arrive for an interview. From your casual small talk and handshake, to body language and…

How to answer “what are your salary expectations?”

One of the most common job search conundrums is how to answer the “what are your salary expectations?” question. This question might come up at any time. For example, when submitting your application, if the employer has given instructions to, say, “submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to (email address).” Or it might…

Five job interview questions you probably shouldn’t answer honestly

You’ve probably heard that you should never lie to a potential employer during the hiring process. It’s true that not lying is generally sound advice – unless, of course, you actually want to be hired for the job. If that’s the case, then in reality, there are a number of times when honesty isn’t the…