What industries/types of companies tend to use case interviews, and what are they looking for?
Specific to types of industries/types of companies, management consulting or similar where one solves problems/advises client are likely to use case interviews. But they could be used in almost any company…View all answers »
When employers ask for a writing sample, what exactly are they looking for? Are there certain types of writing that would be more useful for them than others (i.e. research reports, creative writing, articles I wrote for the school newspaper)?
There's no standard, as you suggest, good writing can take many forms. Best thing to do is ask if the employer has a preference. If they don't, don't necessarily provide what you think might be…View all answers »
I was just turned down for a position after being advised they had promoted internally. The director (who conducted the interview) urged me to keep an eye out for the next position (probably the recently promoted’s old position) as she sees my passion for the field and believes I would be an asset to her department. Was this just “smoke” so to speak or do you believe it was genuine?
Hi there - I'd turn this question around and ask you, how do you feel the director's response was? If you felt it was genuine, then it probably was! From my own personal experience, I don't tell candidates…View all answers »
How many letters of recommendation should one normally submit?
Hello! Larger companies are moving away from checking references for various reasons. With that being said, I think a letter of recommendation is a good idea. It gives the recruiter and/or hiring manager…View all answers »
How do second or third round interviews generally differ from first round interviews? Will I meet with more senior-level people or be asked different types of questions, or should I just expect more of the same?
This may vary from organization to organization and may also vary between hiring groups with a particular organization. Typically I see second or third interviews as more of a meet-and-greet with other members…View all answers »