interviews

The Question You Should Always Ask In Job Interviews

That moment when you’re asked “So do you have any questions” in a job interview can often be awkward. Here’s one useful possibility: Who succeeds in this position?


Try The 'Beer Test' To Make A Hiring Decision

When you’re hiring someone, you need to consider how they will fit into corporate culture. Sometimes you’ll have trouble figuring that out. Try imagining if you’d like to have a beer with them after work.


Killer Interview Question: What's The Biggest Misconception People Have About You?

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: What’s the biggest misconception people have about you?.


Avoid A Bad Boss By Seeing If Others Avoid Them At The Interview

A bad boss can make even the best job intolerable. You might not know if they’re difficult during the interview, but the boss’s coworkers know. See how others react to your potential supervisor to get some insights into the person’s work style.


Why Writing Your Resume And Cover Letter Is So Hard

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than not, career seekers find themselves face-to-face with blank computer screens in an attempt to pen that one short masterpiece.


The Evil 'Tests' Job Interviewers Can Give (And How To Avoid Them)

After going through the hassles of interviewing, not getting an offer sucks. Your first assumption is you weren’t qualified, but that’s not always true. You also could have failed any number of hidden tests, some of them very evil.


Ask LH: How Can I Do A Reference Check On My Employer?

Hey Lifehacker, When you’re applying for a job, there is quite a bit of emphasis placed on your own references — but no one seems to do a reference check on their potential bosses. If you were going to work for someone, wouldn’t you want to know what management style that person had? Should I ask for references from my potential employer?


The Biggest Interview Turn-Off Is Dwelling On Your Last Job

A recruiter will invariably ask you “Why did you leave your last job?” or “Why are you looking for a new job?” when they interview you. Prepare a short and sweet answer, and stick to it. Over-explaining your previous employment is a major turn-off.


Answer Each Interview Question By Connecting Your Skills With The Job

When you finish answering a question in an interview, sum up how your skills or experience in that aspect would benefit the company. It helps you seem like a great fit and avoids the awkward pause between questions.


Warm Your Hands Before Your Next Job Interview

Keen to strike the right note when you’re attending a job interview? Make sure you warm your hands first.