Interview Questions Prep: “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

If you’re interviewing for jobs, one of the trickiest questions to prepare for is, “where do you see yourself in five years?” If you’re like many people, you may not have a solid plan for the next six months, never mind five years into the future. But it’s an important question to ponder because many […]

What to Do When You Don’t Know How to Answer an Interview Question

So you’ve prepared flawlessly for your interview. You’re full of interesting anecdotes that will show how perfect you are for the job. You look great, and you feel even better. You’re incredibly confident. Then your interviewer asks a question you could never have predicted. Now what? Here’s how to make it through a tricky interview […]

Having Difficulty Getting Back into the Job Search?

No one has to remind you that many workers have been laid off because of COVID-19. But you should be aware that all of this will come to an end and, if your company downsized or went out of business, you won’t be returning to your old job. That means you will need to begin a job search, and if you haven’t been through […]

Don’t Be Fooled By “Title-Fluffing” When Interviewing for a Job

As corporations have diversified, they have also created a slew of fancy titles. Take Coca-Cola and Marriott, for instance, who both employ “chief blogging officers.” And then there’s Southwest Airlines with its “chief Twitter officer.”  It’s even been reported that Kodak once had a “chief listening officer.”  The IT sector was well known for its bizarre job titles: chief guru, chief evangelist, chief scrum master, […]

What Does It Mean When an Interviewer Says You Are “Overqualified for the Position”?

You’ve just aced the interview and are convinced that a job offer is on its way. Then the hiring manager tells you something frustrating and almost inconceivable: you’re overqualified!   After showing them the skills you possess, the education you have received, and the experience you have accumulated, they use your outstanding qualifications against you. How does that […]