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- Five Tricky Job Interview Questions (And The Right Answers)
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Being told you’re “overqualified” is one of the worst excuses you can hear when interviewing for a job. It usually means the hiring manager thinks you’ll bolt as soon as something better comes along, but there’s an easy fix: Stress your desire to work for that company doing that job to close the deal.
I’m not the greatest interviewee. I get insanely nervous pre-meeting: heart pounding, palms sweating, frantic thoughts — the whole nine yards. Then, once I make it into the office, the real fun begins: I forget what I wanted to say, fumble my words, and let myself get intimidated by the person across the desk.
Another killer interview question to prepare for. What do you do if someone asks you: why shouldn’t we hire you?
We talked last week about what you should go over to prepare for a job interview. How much of your time should you invest in practising for your interview, though?
Job interviews require preparation. You can’t plan ahead for absolutely everything you may encounter, but you can prepare enough so that you feel confident. This printable checklist will get you there.
Dear Lifehacker, I have been looking for a full-time job for more than six months. I have a commerce degree and a fair amount of experience in the financial industry, but I keep coming up against people already skilled in the particular job I’m applying for. I’m living in a major (non-capital) city but it now seems very small to me. I frequently get rejection emails (if I get them at all) saying “we were overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of applicants”. What can I do to stand out?