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How to Answer “What Kind of Work Environment Do You Prefer?” Interview Question

Companies and their hiring managers are looking for two important parts of any candidate they hire: first the ability to be able to do the work and well, and the ability to thrive in the company-specific culture. This is why you’re being asked this question. Hiring managers are looking for someone who will stick around… Read more »

How to Explain in an Interview That You Were Fired

If you’ve ever lost a job, either due to being fired or laid off, then you know that you don’t want to talk about it. The trouble is that if you have been fired, you will have to discuss it in your next job interview. We have the insider information on how you can address… Read more »

How to Respond to Interview Question “Do You Have Any Questions For Us?” Interview Question

As you probably know, job interviews aren’t just a chance for you to sell yourself to the company, but also to see if it would be a good fit for you. Therefore you need to know if this is the place you actually want to work, but without offending anyone or appearing as though you… Read more »

How to Frame a Story For Your Interview

Ever since the first cave paintings, humans have been telling stories. We love stories and the more memorable, the better. You only want to be memorable for the right reasons, so how do you tell a story without lying or exaggerating?  People love stories, particularly an if-this, than-that setup. You need a beginning, a middle,… Read more »

5 Stories You Need For Your Next Job Interview

How many stories do you need for a job interview? Enough. You need  work-related stories for these questions: When You Solved a Problem Everyone calls themselves a “problem-solver”, but if you want to stand out among all the rest, you need an example. Did you ever resolve a problem between two team members? Solve a… Read more »

How to Answer “How Would Your Boss or Coworkers Describe You?” Interview Question

This interview question comes up when the interviewer sees that you’re not the type to brag about your past accomplishments. That’s when you need an answer to the question of “how would your boss or coworkers describe you?” and we have the strategy to give the best answer, every time.   Why Does Anyone Ask… Read more »

How to Respond to “Tell Me About a Time You Failed” in a Job Interview

It’s becoming a more common interview request, so you better have an answer when the hiring manager asks to hear about a time you failed.  How do you answer honestly without scaring away a potential employer? This is a tricky situation. You’re there trying to impress them, but you have to discuss a time you… Read more »

How To Answer “How Do You Deal With Stressful Situations” Interview Question

When the hiring manager asks how you deal with stressful situations, it’s easy to fall for one of three traps. Watch out for these pitfalls and why you shouldn’t: Don’t Say “I Don’t Get Stressed Out” You think you’re stoic or showing that you can control yourself. Or maybe you think this is a great… Read more »

How to Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?” Interview Question

Filtering through many resumes can be time-consuming, so it’s understandable that hiring managers might cut to the chase by asking “Why do you want to work here?” They’re trying to figure out if you would fit in at the company and if you would add value to the existing team. Don’t use the obvious answer… Read more »

Answer the Interview Question “How Would You Feel About Reporting To a Person Younger Than You?”

Among the many different evolutions that workplaces have gone through – from offices to cubicles to open desks, from strict hours to flexible work schedules and casual Fridays, a new landscape has emerged. With life comes life experiences, and sometimes people have to take time off from work, or change careers, or take a lower-level… Read more »