Tag: interview

How do I answer nonsense questions in an interview? (TPOY069)

As with many difficult questions, the main point of asking a nonsense question is to see how we handle the unexpected.  While nonsense questions may seem impossible to anticipate and have no set answer, this Power of You… Read More

I can imagine some objections to my candidacy; how do I tell which, if any of these I need to worry about? (TPOY067)

At various times in the interview process, we may suspect, that we are being viewed as a flawed candidate.  This Power of You microcast addresses how to approach this sensitive topic.   Other Power of You microcasts referred… Read More

How do I approach learning where I stand in the interview process? (TPOY066)

Interviews are the gateway to any job and so it is a good idea to know how we are being seen by our interviewers and what’s going on with the process generally. This Power of You microcast looks… Read More

What do I need to put in my interview follow up note? (TPOY065)

Everyone knows that we need to send a thank you note after an interview.  This Power of You microcast shows how to go beyond thank you and create a note that furthers our candidacy and gives us a… Read More

Interviewers are always asking me what is the best or worst or most important this or that – What is my best strategy to answer these kinds of questions? (TPOY055)

Many interview questions can take the form of what is the Best?  What is the Worst?  Or the Most, or the Least.  Don’t fall for it.  This microcast describes how to answer the question, and change the game… Read More

How do I handle it when I am asked illegal or inappropriate questions? (TPOY050)

While many interviewers may ask difficult questions as part of the interview game, some interviewers will ask illegal or inappropriate questions which we may not wish to answer.  This microcast outlines strategies and gives examples of ways to… Read More

How do I handle interview questions about problems with my boss? (TPOY043)

It is a good idea to remain positive about bosses, colleagues, clients, and most any aspect of work.  Yet many of the examples of our abilities and character that we would want to share involve dealing with bosses… Read More

How do I find the information I need to successfully interview and at the same time appear ready to do the job? (TPOY042)

In our role as candidates we are focused on providing answers to the interviewer’s questions.  Without experience we need to do learn those answers.  After a certain point that leads to having to ask someone.  And yet, in… Read More

I am just graduating from school and am overwhelmed by the job market. What should I do? (TPOY031)

The job market is overwhelming for everyone, especially when coming from the academic world and entering the wider working world with its different culture, rhythm and requirements.  This microcast lays out a few key truths about the job… Read More

How do I answer the ‘What is your greatest weakness’ question? (TPOY025)

The ‘greatest weakness’ question is one that job candidates fear the most and yet it is the favorite of many interviewers.  There are a number of approaches we can take to this question which are covered in this… Read More