How Can I Address Unrealistic Expectations During a Job Interview without Fear?

Sometimes, hiring managers and recruiters set application and job interview expectations that are just a little too hopeful – or much too hopeful!

One Twitter user, for instance, shared the following job posting example:

“I saw a job post the …

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What Is the Best Way To Answer an Interview Question About a Time You Failed?

You’re in a first-round interview, and it’s been going great. You’ve been able to share your most valuable skills and experience with the employer, and they seem impressed.

But then they pitch you one of the most dreaded interview questions: …

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How to Gauge Company Culture When Interviewing Remotely

You’re well into the interviewing process for a new job, and you’ve thought positively of everyone you’ve met with. The offer will be coming in any day, you feel sure, and it’s a position that’s certain to push your career …

By Liv McConnell - Ivy Exec
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How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”—and Get Your Interview Started on the Right Note

When you begin any job interview, your interviewer is likely to start the conversation with some sort of introductory question. Because of this, “Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common interview questions in any job search. But …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Questions to Ask About COVID-19 in Your Next Interview—During the Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world in many ways—including how we think about our careers and workplaces. A lot of people began rethinking their priorities in life, and asking themselves what they want from a career. Multiple surveys have predicted …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
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The Big Post-Covid Interview Question and How to Answer It

For many people, the past year has been among the most difficult of their lives. But for others, including branding and marketing expert Vince Thompson, it’s been the exact opposite.

“This has been the greatest year of my life,” says Thompson, the …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Worst Answers to ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’ and Other Common Interview Questions

Even within all advancements and changes to the job search process, some parts of the interview process remain unchanged. For example, hiring managers still use certain common interview questions to judge how well candidates will fit with their firms. So, …

By Erika Rykun - Vault
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What It Takes To Nail A Tech Interview—An Interviewer’s Perspective

Preparing for a technical interview can sometimes feel daunting, and you don’t quite know where to begin. To demystify the technical interview process at Expedia Group, we spoke to Daniela Veloz, a Senior Software Engineer at Expedia Group who has …

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10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Internship Interview to Make Sure It’s Right for You

Congratulations, you did it! You landed an interview for your dream internship. Since you haven’t had a lot of experience in the workplace yet, an internship is an awesome opportunity to get “real world” work experience, figure out what you …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
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5 Video Interview Tips That Will Set You Apart from the Pack

In a recent blog, I outlined my five-step method for professional networking. I offered a perspective on how the strategy for conducting informational interviews is just as applicable today as it was 10 years ago when I entered business school. …

By Vibhu Sinha - Vault
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