Making an Impression at Interviews-Or Not

Susan Hall
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10 Good Ways to "Tell Me About Yourself"

Break the interview pattern and grab attention.

Yesterday I wrote about CIO interviews, but I've written a lot about tech interviews in general. I've written about the importance of preparation, paying attention to cultural fit and asking good questions yourself.


But thanks to the ease of applying online, many companies are snowed under with resumes. And the fact that this newspaper job post went viral speaks to the need for creativity in the hiring process. That's a point that Lauren McCabe made at the job site KODA: Putting on her resume the summer she spent teaching surfing has been a way to stand out in a sea of candidates.


Everyone's looking for an edge, so don't miss this post at Microsoft JobsBlog, "Top 5 ways to make a lasting impression in interviews." For example:

Nothing says, "I'm uniquely qualified for this job" more than tinted glasses, low cut tops/exposed chest hair or wearing a crazy hat during your interviews. It's the little details that make the difference. #Winning!

But the headline needs a big "NOT!" at the end. It's an April Fool's joke. But it's just too funny, so don't miss it. As the mother of a teenage boy, though, I can say unequivocally that you don't want to skip bathing. That's not the sort of impression you want to leave with interviewers.

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