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What Hiring Managers Really Ask When They Call Your References

Every part of the interview process can feel tenuous. Here are a few thoughts I’ve had during interviews which I’m willing to bet have crossed your mind at some point, too: If I wear the wrong outfit to the first interview, I’ll get made fun of relentlessly. If I say something stupid during my final interview, the jig will be up — and nobody will ever hire me. And if my references don’t come through with glowing reviews, all the hard work I’ve done to get to this stage will be wasted.


Pre-Job Interview Small Talk Matters More Than You Think

Those awkward moments when you chat about the weather or news with your interviewers before they start asking questions aren’t just them trying to be nice. Turns out the gift of gab might get you a gig.


Four Things To Remember About Your Interviewer In Your Next Job Interview

A job interview is supposed to be a two-way street, a conversation between you and a potential employer, to make sure you’re a fit for each other. That also means there are some things you should remember about your interviewers when you walk in that would normally go unstated. Here are a few of them.


What Hiring Managers Discuss After You Leave The Room

If you’re like many people I know, you worry about what hiring managers say about you the second you exit the interview. And you therefore probably assume that they nitpick the heck out of your answers and only hire the people with zero faults.


Five Tactful Ways To Dodge Questions About Your Salary History

When you’re interviewing for a new job, there’s a very good chance hiring managers will try to get you to talk about your past compensation. Here are a few ways to keep that information to yourself without sounding too defensive.


11 Questions To Ask Roommates During The Interview

It’s tough to find the right people to live with, but over at Apartment Therapy they have come up with a set of 11 questions that should help you figure out if you’ll get along with a potential roommate. Here they are, in no particular order.


Everything You Need To Know About Picking Good Job References

You know you’re nearing the final stretch of an interview process (and that it’s looking good for you) when a potential employer asks for references. If you’re not prepared, though, you might be left scrambling at the last minute to find a good reference. Who do you ask and what’s the best way to reach out?


Focus On Doing Just One Thing Better When You Get Turned Down For A Job

The rejection of being turned down for a job hurts, and it can send you into a frenzy wondering what you did wrong. Instead of losing sleep over all the little things, pick just one that might increase your chances of landing the job next time and work on it.


Avoid These Overused, Often-Repeated Interview Lines

Job interviews are hard enough considering you have to showcase your skills and experience, and impress your interviewer with them. What you don’t want to do is come off like you’re reading from a script, so Glassdoor suggests avoiding these played out, oft-repeated interviewee lines that everyone’s heard before.


Why You Should Ask To Reschedule If You're Running Late For A Job Interview

You’re getting ready for a big job interview when some unforeseen circumstance arises, putting you at risk of being late. You might feel tempted to hurry and get there as soon as you can, but that actually makes things worse for both you and the interviewer.


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