Almost every job interview ends with a variation of the same question: "Do you have any questions for us?" It goes without saying that you don't want to draw a blank here. However, you also don't want to ask the wrong question and invalidate the rest of the interview. This hack from the archives explains the best way to respond.
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24 years ago, Amazon was a humble online bookstore operating out of some guy's garage. Today, it's one of the world's largest companies with an annual net sales revenue of $177.7 billion. This has made its CEO Jeff Bezos the richest person on Earth by a considerable margin.
A large part of Amazon's growth can be attributed to intelligent hiring practices. Indeed, Bezos once cited talented employees as "the single most important element" of Amazon's success. He also once sent a memo to Amazon execs requiring them to consider three questions before offering someone for a job - which are relevant to all workplaces.
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.
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?"
You can have the tightest resume and the most impressive work history, but if you come across as awkward or unpleasant in a job interview, you'll hurt your chances. For this reason, it might help to think of it as a performance.
It’s becoming more common, especially with smaller businesses with a startup atmosphere, to have a casual interview where the conversation is allowed to go wherever. But while we’d all like for our job interviews to become a meeting of minds, inspiring and informative, research suggests your informal atmosphere may be shooting yourself in the foot.
Most hiring managers expect you to ask about salary by the second interview, but if you do, they might turn that question around and ask you about your own salary history to get an idea of what you're willing to take. Here's why you shouldn't share with them what you've made before.
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.
Job interviews are extremely draining experiences, even moreso if you're shy, or if you're introverted and spend a ton of energy just putting yourself out there and trying to sell yourself proactively. There's no getting around the norms of the interview, but this graphic does offer some tips for people who find it tiresome in the first place.
To help you avoid letting bad habits shine through at the worst moments, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviour you could demonstrate that will almost certainly cost you a job. Here are 15 of their most illuminating answers that cover every step of the interview process - from resume creation to body language.
Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, "So, tell me about yourself." Where do you start? What do they want to know? Don't panic, just follow the present-past-future formula, The Muse suggests.
If you're a recent graduate, changing careers or just new to the workforce, using athletic experience can be a useful way to demonstrate your positive qualities when you don't have much on your resume. Here are some of the angles you can use to ace a job interview.
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.
Hi Lifehacker, I was asked for salary expectations in an interview for a contract IT job. I left it to the employer to decide what they could offer me, but they persuaded me to provide a range. I didn't have the exact salary figure from my last job, so I quoted bit lower range. Now I've got the job offer and have accepted the job. I've been sent the paperwork to complete. I have just come across salary figures from my last job. There's quite considerable difference in my salary. I am being offered about $6 K less. Is it recommended to amend my salary expectations? If so how should I approach them?
Company culture influences what your work life is like in many ways, which is why it's important to find out what the company culture is like when you're interviewing for a new job. Here's why asking about lunch is an easy way to do so.
You see a job you'd like to apply for -- but there's a catch, you don't meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between being underqualified or unqualified and you feel confident you fall into the former camp rather than the latter. You can do this job.