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Curtis Peterson was recently interviewing for a digital marketing manager position at SmartFile, an Indianapolis company that provides secure file sharing services, when his interviewer asked him what he knew was a make-or-break question: ‘Why do you want this job?”
It’s always important to be honest in a job interview, but no question will cause you to stretch the truth as much as this one:
Your resume and cover letter have successfully outlined your qualifications. You’re selling all the reasons you’re the right person for the job in the interview. When the interviewer says, “Give me an example of a time you did something wrong, and how you handled it?”
When you submit a resume online, you probably feel like you’re sending your materials into a giant maw full of thousands of other resumes—where it will most likely be swallowed by the computer and never seen again.
A full-force job search requires time, effort and a considerable amount of maneuvering when you currently work full time.
You’ve gotten called back for a second job interview—Woohoo!
Lynda Spiegel, founder of New York City-based Rising Star Resumes, once was asked by a job candidate to prioritize the projects that would be assigned to the role in question. The candidate, who was interviewing for a junior marketing position, then offered insights into how she'd address ea…