Category Archives: Interview tips

How to Prepare for a Graduate School Interview – 4 Tips

Learning tips early on how to prepare for a graduate school interview will give you an advantage.  Applying to graduate school is a stressful and busy process. From choosing the programs you’re interested in to polishing your resume, securing references, and writing essays, there’s just a great deal to keep track of. But in the whole…  ...  read more

Changing Careers – How to Interview Effectively

 Changing careers is not easy for some. However, once you master effective interviewing when changing careers, the path to success becomes a lot clearer. I had a chance to interview one of our Executive Authors, Helena Light, who is a master at changing careers. In eight years at one bank, she had four different careers:…  ...  read more

What are Case Interviews and How to Ace Them

Consulting companies like McKinsey and BCG invented the case interview method.  Now pretty much all consulting firms as well as many hiring managers outside of consulting use the case interview to help them identify the best candidate for a business job opening. So what is an case interview?  Simply, it’s when the interviewer gives you…  ...  read more

Interview Rejection – 5 Tips on How to Deal

  Interview rejection is always going to be difficult to hear.  Regardless whether you are a recent graduate or you have been working for years, it’s never nice when you get that phone call/email/letter telling you that you were just not right for the role and thus letting you know the interview did not go…  ...  read more

Job Interview Tips – 5 Things to Avoid

Job interviews are always a nerve-wracking experience. Even for the most confident person, going into a situation where you have half an hour to talk yourself up, stretch your qualifications as far as they will go, and convince a stranger that you are the right person for the job is enough to get anyone feeling…  ...  read more

4 Interview Tricks You May Overlook

You’ve already got your resume up to snuff, you’ve done your research about the company and the interviewer, you’re dressed for the job you want, not the one you have, and you’ve practiced your interview questions with a friend.  Everyone knows about these basic interview tips, so what more can you do to give yourself…  ...  read more

Why Strange Interview Questions Matter – 5 Reasons

Every year Glassdoor, who provides an inside look at jobs and companies,  select the top 25 strangest interview questions companies ask during job interview.  I will share the list for 2013 below, but my main focus for this post is to talk to you about  why strange interview questions matter and why you must take…  ...  read more