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July 25, 2013


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If I could add...

Never forget, they're interviewing you to see if you would make their professional life easier. I always like to remind myself of that so that I primarily focus on how I can apply my skills to their particular needs.

Maybe it is the Millennial in me, but I have to (slightly) disagree with number 2. Sure, you will land more offers if you make the interview exclusively about them, but will you be happy with the job if you accept it? You need to spend some time figuring out if the company is a good fit for BOTH parties. Why would I want to work where the culture doesn't suit me, and why would the employer want an employee not suited to their culture?

@No waste, you hit the nail on the head! You should be trying to answer the question "how can I make your job easier?"

I have to agree with Nick, it's not only about Them but also about you. As much as they are interviewing you for a job, you are also interviewing them as a potential employer. You are determining if their culture meets your needs and desires for your career/employment. The job should be a win for both sides.

I once had an experience where in the interview several employees were fairly arrogant in their behavior. They also were verbally complaining about the company that had recently purchased the site. They ended up making an offer and I turned them down even though it was an increase in salary. The HR manager couldn't understand why I wouldn't want to work for this company. I told him that while they were interviewing me I was observing them. Also told him I found all of the heritage employees to be arrogant, bitter people who seemed to whine and be unhappy about everything. That sort of environment would be toxic to my career and I wasn't willing to accept that for any amount of money.


I've read some of your articles which relate to my present financial status and it does bring clarity.

i understand that i have to cut expenses and make sacrifices in order to decrease my debt-load.

This is a challenge but not an imposible one, it is mainly a matter of staying well- focused on discipline and following out closely one's finacial status on a daily basis.

Thank you very much.

Kindest regards.


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