Category Archives: Job Interview Tips

Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?


When an employer asks you this question, they are giving you an opening to launch a sales pitch about why you are a great candidate for this job and why they should hire you.  And they are expecting to receive a sales pitch, so don’t disappoint them.  Show them what a great fit you […]

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If Anyone Promises You a GREAT Interview Answer … Beware!


I get a kick out of websites and books that promise THEY have the absolute best answer for you – out of ALL other possible answers – for the most common interview questions. Phew…thank goodness this secret is waiting just for you and no one else. Of course, the way […]

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Do You Get Nervous About Being Nervous During an Interview?


A reader named Lisa recently wrote me about how nervous she gets in interviews…and how she feels it’s keeping her from getting an actual job offer: “I find interviewing exhausting. I have decent cover letters, but when I get in the door, I always try for natural and confident…and end […]

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How Can a Recent Grad Explain Lack of Related Job Experience?


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What Should Her Friend Say About Why She Left?


I get a lot of comments and from time to time like to share them with you – along with my responses.  Here’s one I got recently from Donna: Hi Ronnie Ann! My best friend has resigned from her current role in the banking sector, without a job offer. She […]

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Why Interviewers See Attitude and Personality as Job “Skills”


I’ve recently gotten some comments that express frustration about interviewers who seem to place more emphasis on personality than skills when assessing whether a candidate is right for the job. And more than a few of my Work Coach Cafe posts also suggest these are important areas to think about, […]

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Why Great Interview Answers Won’t Always Get You the Job


It’s a mad scramble out there on the internet, with hordes of job seekers all desperately trying to find THE perfect answer for any interview question. If only they could find a website that gives them the key to nailing each and every answer the job will be theirs! Nice […]

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Is Sucking Up Bad In a Job Interview?


I know this isn’t the most burning question, but I recently had a comment about sucking up in an interview from a delightful 16-year-old  reader named Livi. And it got me thinking. Livi applied for an entry-level job and was wondering how her interview went. She wrote: I was interviewed […]

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Thank You Notes: Pardon Me But Your Attitude Is Showing


I know that job search is one of the most frustrating, at times ego-shattering, things a person can go through. You know you’re good. You know you will work hard. Why can’t they see that? So by the time you actually get to an interview, many job seekers are already […]

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Recruiter Comment on How To Handle an Interview


I love it when people contribute to this blog based on their real world experience. That’s what Work Coach Cafe is all about. So I’d like to share some words of wisdom from a recruiter who is in the middle of his or her own job search and left a […]

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