interviews

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.


One Great Question To Ask At Job Interviews If You're The Interviewer

We’ve talked a lot about questions that you should always ask at an interview when you’re looking for a new job, but what if you’re the one trying to evaluate a job candidate? This one question might help you separate the best candidates from the rest.


How To Give Yourself A Career Tune-Up

There’s a point in every career where we get a little lax. We’re not engaged with our work, we don’t stay in touch with referees, or we forget to keep our resume up to date. Here’s how to give your career a tune-up and keep your professional life humming along smoothly.


Know The Warning Signs Of A Job Scam

If you’ve been looking for a job, you’ve seen ads that offer great pay for entry level positions. Lots of scams exist out there, and one way to detect a scammer is by paying attention to who does the talking at a job interview.


Ask LH: Should I Fake Interest In A Job Interview?

Hi Lifehacker, I have a simple question about job interviews: what if I am not interested in the job? Suppose I’m just doing it for the money? Do I have to fake interest/motivation?


Ask Forced-Choice Questions To Tilt Interviews In Your Favour

During a job interview, the recruiter will ask if you have any questions. Use that to your advantage by asking questions which make you seem like the perfect fit for the job.