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Interview Techniques

Your resume gets your foot in the door, but it's up to you to ace the job interview. You need to wear the right clothes, say the right things and present yourself the right way. The slightest mistake---even something as simple as a displeasing accent---can sink you during a job interview, so be sure to check out our slideshows, expert advice and free tips to help you knock your next job interview out of the park.

Interview Techniques Advice

  • How should I answer the questions interviewers typically ask?

    If the interviewer does a good job telling you about the opening, you may find yourself with few remaining questions. So what should you ask about, and what should you say? Read more...

  • Big Opportunity in Small Companies

    If you take a job in a small, publicly held company, should you expect to earn less than at a large, public company? The surprising answer is no. Compensation survey data shows that a person working in a company with, say, $50 million in … Read more...

  • The Job You Want

    Like the salary negotiation that follows it, the interview is a two-way process. The interviewer is gathering as much information about you as you are about the company. And a good interviewer will allow you to do most of the talking, so … Read more...

  • Making Mom Marketable

    At some point, several of those who have put their careers on back burner will make the decision to re-enter the workforce; sometimes driven by economic factors such as rising gas prices or jobs cuts. Chicago outplacement consultants … Read more...

  • The Great Unknown

    A glance at the newspaper headlines in the past few months tells a disturbing story. Whether or not one uses the dreaded "R" word, it's clear that more and more companies are reevaluating their workforce. Instead of worrying about your job … Read more...

  • Interview Horror Stories

    You can't find your keys. You spill coffee all over your brand new shirt. Your car gets hit in the parking lot. But what happens when these things coincide with one of life's most stressful situations: The Job Interview . . . Read more...

  • How to Prepare for an Emergency Job Search

    Start Preparing Today. Sign up for Job Alerts and recieve a daily update of the latest job listings from our partners in 1 email! Research, Jobs, Relocation, Education. Read our tips on References, Cover Letters, Resumes, Networking. Read more...

  • Can they ask that? Illegal interview topics.

    During a recent poll on interviews, we received an alarming number of reports from people who had been asked highly inappropriate questions during an interview. We decided to take this opportunity to review questionable interview topics. Read more...

  • 8 Dos and Don'ts for Acing Your Interview

    The job interview is your opportunity to create a positive impression of yourself, and can mean the difference between the door opening, and the door slamming shut. Here are eight tough but frequently asked interview questions, with eight … Read more...

  • 12 Ways to Go from Job Search Runner Up to Job Search Winner

    There's no doubt that job seekers face more competition than ever these days. Throwing your resume into the pile can feel like throwing a penny into a fountain. With the sheer number of experienced, qualified candidates who are also … Read more...