June 13, 2012

A visual guide to interviews

I'm wondering if this could be my last blog entry on interviews - I'm not sure I can top this fantastic infographic from Liz Fosslien. Creative, funny and true!

Get Hired

Interview objective: join the 180°club

Interview 180

What you hopefully did months ago

Level of importance

Because I GUARANTEE this will happen before your interview


What you should do leading up to the interview

Interview preparation

What you should bring

What to bring

The suit

The suit

This is not a party

Stick figures

"Fashionably late" does not exist

Fashionably late

The handshake


How enthusiastic you should appear


Question Category Overview: What I (the interviewer) am really trying to figure out

Questions 1

Questions 2

Questions 3

Tell me about yourself


What are your strengths


What are your weaknesses?



Your phone


Describe a time you had difficulty working with a coworker


What was your biggest mistake?


Describe your ideal workplace


What do you know about this company?


Why do you want this job?


Do you have any questions for me?

Any questions

What to remember regarding a thank you email

Follow up email

* With thanks to Liz Fosslien, an associate at the Leo Burnett ad agency, for allowing us to reproduce her Get Hired infographic (Fosslien.com)

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