Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know About Interviewing
By Amanda Frank
Monster Contributing Writer
The interview is the most classic rite of passage to employment. To help you through the angst we’ve assembled the brightest highlights from the Monster.ca repository of interview advice. Everything you need to know is encapsulated in the links on these pages.
Don’t risk forgetting a crucial element to your interview and then totally bomb it all for the sorry reason that you have too much on your mind to keep it straight. There’s a checklist for that. Keep these helpful checklists handy to help you focus and prepare for your interview.
Interview Cheat Sheet
Interview Planner Checklist
Interview Take-Along Checklist
Interview Advice for New Grads
If you’re new to job prospecting, being put on the spot in an interview can be severely anxiety inducing. Of course it is! You don’t know what to expect, and you might feel doubly inadequate because of your lack of work experience. The best way to deal with sweaty palms and heart palpitations is to confront your fear head on. Apply knowledge directly to your forehead. Navigating the nuances of The Job Interview is an art in etiquette as much as anything else. We map it all out for you nubes to go in confident not cold. Don’t let ignorance, and his ugly cousin nervous anticipation, buckle your chance of getting the job.
Interview Prep for Young People
What to Wear to A Job Interview
How to Answer Interview Questions as a New Grad
Different Types of Interviews
Reference Checking on Facebook
5 Terrible Things to Say at an Interview (Don’t Say These Things - Ever)
Top 20 Things Not to Wear to Work
Interview Questions for Entry-Level Business Developer Position
Interview Questions for an Entry-Level Customer Service Position
Interview Advice for the Seasoned Worker
Experienced people arrive at the interview with a lot more baggage to communicate effectively, whether you’re returning to the work force, transitioning between jobs or reinventing yourself. You’re no stranger to the many permutations of the work force. You’ve been around the block so often you think you know it all. Well times change like fashion and there are newfangled ways of recruiting since you and the abacus started working. These articles are geared to bring you up to date on current hiring trends and ways to keep your experience sounding fresh and relevant in today’s market.
Business Casual: The New Dress Code
Interview Questions (and Answers) After an Extended Leave
Interview Questions (and Answers) for the Previously Self-Employed
Interview Questions (and Answers) for Career Changers
Interview Questions (and Answers) for the Unemployed
Interview Salary Talk Interlude
The most difficult and dreaded part of the interview is that awkward moment where you are supposed to declare your salary desired or current, doesn’t matter, both can be equally horrifying. Positioning yourself for the salary you want requires a skillful approach and industry information, which you will need to prepare for and call upon during your interview. These articles will help you face the salary negotiation stage and pass with flying colors of money.
Talking About Money at the Interview
Dealing with Questions about Salary History
Must-Ask Questions For Interviewees
Master every interview by learning how to ask the right questions. Interviewing, like anything involving two entities, is a two-way street, as much as they need to screen you, you also need to determine how compatible you might be with the job, team and work environment. Establishing yourself as a skilled professional and convincing your interviewer that you are curious, engaged and interested can also be conveyed by asking deliberate and strategic questions. Ask forthwith questions to glean insight after an interview that didn’t nail you the job to find out what went wrong, what you can improve next time. Questions are the best way for you to put yourself out there. For an assortment of helpful tips on using questions to steer the interview in your favor, check out these must-read articles.
Six Must-Ask Interview Questions
Gathering Information At Your Interview: Interviewing the interviewer
Getting Feedback When You Didn't Get the Job
Own the Interview: 10 Questions to Ask
Tough Career Problems
No one said it would be easy, but there are ways to make it less hard. Recruiters aren’t sitting around reinventing the tough questions wheel, and we’ve uncovered them all. Even the weird ones. Read these articles for tips on how to prepare for and work around a tough situation and come out on top.
Handling Job-Hopping Questions
Tough Interview Questions
Uncommon Interview Questions
Interviewers' Pet Peeves
Size Up a Potential Employer
Dealing with an Unprofessional Interview
Interview Questions (and Answers) If You Were Fired From Your Last Job
What If Your Interview is Tomorrow?
Hone Your Sell Skills
Since part of your task in the interview involves selling yourself as the right person for the job, and convincing the interviewer that you’re going to get along just great with everybody, well, you better believe it yourself. These articles counsel you on how to tackle tricky personal questions, and mentally pump you up to ace the interview.
Create Interview Rapport
At "Just for Laughs" Interviewing is No Laughing Matter
Have Confidence at Your Interview
Prepare for the Question: Tell Me About Yourself
Interview Question: What Are Your Greatest Strengths and Weaknesses?
Interviews Are Like First Dates
Pushing an Employer for the Job Offer