• How to Answer: "How Do You Like to Be Managed?"
    Nothing is certain but death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin—but if he'd been around in the 21st century, he might have added the interview question "How do you like to be managed" to his list. After all, you’re almost guaranteed to be asked this question at some point during the interv...
  • How to Answer: "What Makes You Unique?"
    Interviewers love to throw curve balls at their applicants so they can see who is able to rise to the occasion. The question "What makes you unique?" is one of those zingers. You don’t want to seem painfully abnormal or bland and unoriginal—how do you let your potential employer know you’re uniqu...
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About Yourself”
    It seems like such a simple question, but “tell me about yourself” is notorious for wrecking many interviewees’ chances to make positive first impressions. Turns out there’s a simple formula, and we’ve got you covered.
  • How to Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
    Some interview questions seem custom-made to trip you up. They interrupt your flow, feel invasive, or don’t speak toward your skills and abilities. Some of these questions are illegal, but this isn’t one of those. “What is your greatest weakness?” is just…awkward. Here's how best to answer,
  • How to Answer: "What Are You Passionate About?"
    The last thing you expect during a job interview is for the hiring manager to ask you a personal question like, “What are you passionate about?” Here's how you can best prepare for it.
  • How to Answer: “What is Your Dream Job?”
    What is the best way to answer, “What’s your Dream Job?” While you don’t want to set the bar too high, setting the bar too low can make it sound like you don’t have goals and aspirations. So how do you find that middle ground between “I want it all” and “anything will do?”
  • How to Answer: “Why Do You Want This Job?”
    When recruiters ask, “Why do you want this job?”, what they really want to know is, “What is it about this company and position that interests you, and what assets can you bring to us?” Here’s how you can answer that.
  • How to Answer: "Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Job?"
    Most people's biggest interview fears include having to respond to classic hard-to-answer questions, including “Why are you looking to leave your current job?” Whether you can’t stand your boss or are uninterested in your day-to-day responsibilities, there are ways to answer without throwing anyo...
  • How to Answer: "What Should We Know about You That’s Not on Your Resume?"
    The hiring manager asks, “What should we know about you that’s not on your resume?” That’s when many a mind goes blank. Tricky? Yes. Impossible? Not if you’re prepared. Here's how.
  • How to Answer: “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years”
    At one point, "where do you see yourself in five years?" was a great question. It let interviewers gauge your ambition, or lack thereof, as well as your thought process. Slowly, it became a cliché. Yet, it’s still asked. Here’s the best way to go about answering it.
  • How to Answer: “What’s the Best Piece of Career Advice You've Ever Received"
    You find yourself in the middle of an interview with your potential new company when you hear a question that truly gives you pause: “What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?” How should you answer that question?
  • How to Answer “Why Should We Choose You over Someone Else?”
    One day you’ll face a recruiter asking, “Why should we choose you over someone else?” Here’s how to prepare the best answer to this question.
  • How to Answer: "Tell Me about Your Leadership Experience in the Workplace"
    When an interviewer asks you to tell her about your leadership experience, it’s important to have an answer ready. Here are some options you can use as a foundation to craft a response suited to you and your particular leadership experience.
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Conflict”
    Most interview questions ask you to discuss the positive aspects of your working life. But every now and then, a question takes a turn for the negative, potentially wrecking your whole enthusiastic vibe. “Tell me about a time you handled a conflict” is one such question. If you know how to answer...
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Questions
    There's often no right or wrong answer when it comes to answering job interview questions, but it can be helpful to prepare in advance of your interview. Here's our ultimate guide on how to answer every interview question.
  • Interview Questions You Don’t Have to Answer
    Sometimes, interview questions are too personal, controversial, or just downright weird or offensive. Whatever the reason, you really don't want to answer—and you don’t have to. These are the interview questions you don’t have to answer.
  • What to Do If You’re Blindsided by an Interview Question
    The interview was going great until it wasn’t. You practiced the customary interview questions, developed a friendly rapport, and nailed every response with poise and humor. Then the hiring manager asked you another question, and it completely blindsided you. Have no idea where to begin? We can h...
  • How to Pivot When Asked an Uncomfortable Question in an Interview
    Interviews can be awkward enough without having uncomfortable questions thrown into the mix. While there are some interview questions you flat out do not have to answer, what do you do when a query is simply, well, not to your liking?
  • What to Do When a Recruiter Asks About Your Current Salary
    Salary questions are perhaps the most dreaded type of interview questions—and none quite so much as “What is your current salary?” So what should you do when you encounter this question? Find out.
  • The Difference Between What a Good Candidate and a Great Candidate Says During an Interview
    A good candidate might say all the right things. But a great candidate will say all the “wow” things. Here are some examples of how a good candidate might answer standard interview questions as compared to a great candidate.