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A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough. Add three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people's worst nightmare. It's no one's idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate despite the intimidating format.

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Sure, your LinkedIn profile probably has your bright and cheery face front and centre, inviting people to explore your professional experience, but don't think using the same tactic on your resume will land you a gig in the real world. In fact, some hiring managers would rather you not use any images.

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Job interviews can be challenging to navigate even without the added stress of trying to diplomatically field inappropriate, invasive, or downright illegal lines of questioning. In the interest of helping future job-hunters navigate these choppy waters, we looked at some of the weirdest interview experiences and sought out expert advice on how to handle them.

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Jack Zhang, co-founder and CEO of cross-border payment platform Airwallex.

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Whether you've been interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you've been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process is always stressful. Not only are you trying your hardest to present the very best version of yourself, you're also attempting to read your audience and gather as much information as you can about the role, the company culture and the organisation itself. No pressure.

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If you've created a great app, built some nifty hardware or been involved in a great project, it's possible the media will find out and come knocking on your door looking for an interview. I conduct dozens of interviews each year and have spoken with some really interesting people and others who had a great product but couldn't convey their story. Looking back, there are some easy things you can do to be ready for your moment in the spotlight.

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Whether she's appearing on a prime time TV show, gracing the silver screen, or writing, producing and starring in her own hit web series, there's no shortage of things to keep actress and gamer Felicia Day busy. I'm thrilled Day, a self-described "Lifehacker addict" (SQUEE), took some time to talk with us about how she manages her projects in Hollywood and on the web—and finds time to play a little WoW, too.

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While it's true you can never be completely sure about how well you'll adjust to working with a new boss, company or team until you've actually started working, asking probing and strategic questions during the interview process is one of the easiest ways to gather useful intel about potential opportunities.

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When I was a recruiter, I was asked a lot of smart questions that made me say, "Wow, this candidate is on top of her game." But I also heard a lot that made me wonder who the person had taken interview advice from — or if that person had ever sought out help at all.