Job interviews

  • 13 dumb job-interview moves

    A recent Office Team poll asked hiring managers at 1,100 big companies in North America to recall the most embarrassing or bizarre interview moments they had witnessed or heard of, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her June 11 Ask Annie column. What was the most surprising or weird thing you ever did -- or witnessed -- in a job interview?

    - Jun 10, 2008 12:58 PM ET
  • If your employer goes bust, what next?

    It's every professional's nightmare: You're working in a great job for a well-regarded employer, then the company -- seemingly overnight -- suffers a crisis and is bought out or goes belly-up. That's the unpleasant situation facing many Bear Stearns employees, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her March 25 Ask Annie column. How safe is your job? Are you worried your company could suffer a Bear Stearns-like implosion, and if so, MORE

    - Mar 25, 2008 11:49 AM ET
  • When the prospective boss is a mystery

    If the company you're interviewing with won't let you have in-depth discussions with your prospective boss, you don't want to work there, says Fortune's Anne Fisher in her December 18 Ask Annie column. After all, the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is to flee a terrible boss, so it's important to make sure you two get along. Did you meet your current boss before you started working for him or MORE

    - Dec 18, 2007 9:35 AM ET
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  • How to ace a phone interview

    With no visual cues for a hiring manager to rely on, you need to make the most of your voice, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her Oct. 23 Ask Annie column. Have you been interviewed for a job - or interviewed others - over the phone? Was the meeting tougher because it was held over the phone? How did it turn out?

    - Oct 22, 2007 10:24 AM ET
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  • 10 dumbest job-interview moves

    Don't bring mom to the job interview, warns Fortune's Anne Fisher in her Oct. 11 Ask Annie column. One candidate forgot that basic precept, and wound up as No. 9 in a list of wackiest job-interview moves, which was based on a recent Accountemps poll of hiring managers. What's the biggest mistake you ever saw someone make - or (gulp) maybe even made yourself - in a job interview?

    - Oct 10, 2007 4:12 PM ET
  • 'What's your greatest weakness?'

    It's one of the most dreaded job-interview questions - especially since hiring managers have long since learned to see right through self-congratulatory confessions like, "I tend to work too hard" and "At times I'm almost too conscientious," writes Anne Fisher, in her Nov. 14 Ask Annie column. What do you think is a good reply? And should interviewers even ask the question?

    - Nov 13, 2006 4:48 PM ET
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