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Answering the Dreaded Request: “Tell Me About Yourself”

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

When I do interview coaching, I find that many of my clients are uncomfortable with the open-ended request, “Tell me about yourself.” It’s a broad question that can be answered in an infinite amount of ways. Though it can be daunting, it’s typically one of the first questions asked during an interview and puts you in a position to really set the tone and direction of the interview, so your response better be good. Before you respond with a haphazard hodgepodge of your unorganized thoughts, consider my advice and remix the question.

Plan, Positivity, and Perspective: The 3 “P”’s of Interview Prep

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Preparing for an interview can be one of the most draining experiences you’ll have. If you’re an avid researcher like me, you’ve spent most of your free time stalking the company through their website, social media pages, and any other helpful source that Google pointed you towards. You’ve memorized your resume, rehearsed rhetoric for commonly asked interview questions, planned your outfit, and so on.

Keeping your shoes on in your next interview

Nowhere does Murphy’s Law ring more true than in an interview. It’s a gauntlet. Something through which job seekers are forced to pass, hoping to make it out the other end intact; a series of carefully devised challenges, tailored to incite confusion, anxiety, and, sometimes, (mild) panic.…

Even more things you shouldn’t say or do at an interview

Every now and again CareerBuilder comes out with a list of unbelievable acts perpetrated by job seekers in interviews. The acts detailed on its lists seem to touch the limit of human absurdity, with some so thoroughly unbelievable that they seem more like performance art than an excusable gaffe or a simple misstep committed by someone unfamiliar with interviewing etiquette.…

Dress to impress

Have you ever watched the show, “What Not to Wear”? Each of the show’s hosts, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, might be accused of perpetuating superficial conceptions of beauty and a superficial aesthetic governed by arbitrary trends in fashion.…