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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.
It's pretty common for interviewers to ask you to share about specific experiences or skills related to the job you're interviewing for, but if you haven't been in the exact situation or used the tool they mention, you can get tripped up. Here's what to say so that you can come across as a good candidate even if you don't have an answer that matches their specific question.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough — and then you get hit with an odd question like, "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"
Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough as it is, then the hiring manager hits you with something like, "Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult coworker." What exactly do they want from you and how should you answer? A survey from the folks at LinkedIn might be able to help.
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.
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.
You're on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be the perfect person. There's just one little problem. You're not exactly in touch.
A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it's also a time for them to impress you, you want to make sure you send the right message with your non-verbals. This graphic outlines seven different body language mistakes you won't want to make, and how to avoid them.