How do you answer the job interview question: ‘What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?’

The right way to answer questions about what makes you unique or special is not to badmouth the competition. Answering the question, “What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?” can put you in a pickle in an interview. You want to sound impressive, but not conceited. And it’s not like you even … Continue reading How do you answer the job interview question: ‘What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?’

Top 5 Questions You Should Never Leave An Interview Without Asking An Interviewer

Top 5 Questions You Should Never Leave An Interview Without Asking An Interviewer An interview is supposed to act as an avenue to sell your skills and expertise to the hiring manager. It is also an avenue to ask relevant questions to the interviewer. you should never leave an interview room without having asked a … Continue reading Top 5 Questions You Should Never Leave An Interview Without Asking An Interviewer

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event The “informational interview” is an invaluable resource and a welcome addition to any job seeker’s toolkit. Any resourceful job-seeker will have relatively little trouble unearthing key information about target industries as well as specific companies and job descriptions. Industry publications and journals abound and in addition to company annual reports, advertising … Continue reading The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview Interviewing is tough. When there are many qualified candidates, standing out in an interview becomes about more than just presenting your accomplishments—it’s also about showcasing yourself and your skills in a compelling, memorable way. So, how can you make sure you nail this final step in the hiring process? … Continue reading 13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked It’s no secret that the best way to prepare for an interview is to practice answering questions aloud. Problem is, aside from a handful of illegal interview questions, the hiring manager can pretty much ask you anything under the sun. I’ve heard of interview questions ranging from “How many golf balls … Continue reading 5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked

“What Time Should I Get to the Interview?” and 31 Other Job Interview Questions Answered

“What Time Should I Get to the Interview?” and 31 Other Job Interview Questions Answered Between the 20 or so of us, The Muse team has probably been on several hundred interviews in our day. (We know. We cringe thinking about it, too.) In other words, we’ve been through all of those OMG-what-should-I-wear panic attacks … Continue reading “What Time Should I Get to the Interview?” and 31 Other Job Interview Questions Answered

How to Ace a Job Interview

How to Ace a Job Interview Here’s what you need to know about what to wear, how to prepare and what to say in a job interview. When embarking on a job interview, job seekers have lots of questions: What do I bring to a job interview? How do I dress for an interview? What … Continue reading How to Ace a Job Interview

How to Shine a Spotlight on Your Soft Skills During Your Next Job Interview

As prospective employers see if your technical abilities are a match, they’re also sizing up your coveted soft skills. The more things change, the more they stay the same. As certain jobs become obsolete, while robots and artificial intelligence seize others, there’s still nothing that can replace solid soft skills. According to data from Monster.com, some … Continue reading How to Shine a Spotlight on Your Soft Skills During Your Next Job Interview

The Thank You Letter

The Thank You Letter The interviewe went well, but don’t forget the follow up! Some tips on writing thank you letters that show you are courteous, professional and well-suited for the job. The job interview went well and now the ball is entirely in the employer’s court; all that is left for you to do is to sit … Continue reading The Thank You Letter

The Cover Letter

The Cover Letter Your cover letter personalizes your CV and summarizes who you are, what you are interested in and why you are very suitable for the job. No CV should leave without one! A cover letter introduces you to a potential employer and lends your CV a more personal touch. A cover letter should communicate to … Continue reading The Cover Letter