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Feedback: job seakers need it. Everyone needs it.

At Interview Lab we enjoy accompanying people in preparing for job interviews. It is so rewarding to see the progresses they make in navigating conversations with interviewers and recruiting manager, and the success they have. But there are also times when we have to deliver some constructive feedback. There are messages that the people we […]

Make your Friday afternoon productive

It’s Friday afternoon, yuppy! The week-end is almost there . . . So why would you want to think about your job search? You’ve already been doing it all week long. Hence you had enough of it! . . . Well, there few things you can do to make your Friday afternoon productive. Some say […]

Things not to say in your job interview

We have all been through job interviews. And, we have all dedicated time thinking about what NOT TO DO. Don’t arrive late or too early. Don’t leave our mobile phone on. Don’t dress too casual. Don’t be clueless about the organization. Don’t interrupt. . . .  We knew that by doing these things we would […]

Nail your video interview!

A job interview via Skype, FaceTime or another online video call platform is more and more used and normal. Though it’s not a face to face meeting, it does not mean that it is less important and decisive. My advice? Prepare it with care and attention. This can make THE difference: in your favor or […]

Over 50 and job searching?

For anyone over 50, the sad (depressing?) reality is that a job search is likely to be particularly challenging, much more than for younger people. They’ll tell you that you are too old, overqualified, too expensive, etc. What to do about it? Here are 5 tips to land your job when you are over 50. The […]

Job search stress? Maybe not.

Looking for a new job can be stressful, right? It can make you feel frustrated, anxious, rejected. It can make you wonder “What’s wrong with me?! What is preventing me from getting hired?” Actually, job search doesn’t have to be stressful if you do it properly. And there are ways to better manage it, and […]

Have you got a career plan?

When I start talking to people often one of the first things they ask me is “Flavia, how do I change my career as I have no idea of what else I could do or where to start?” Fair question! It is already hard enough to make a career change when you know what exactly […]

How to ace a job interview

You want to ace your job interview. So preparing for it could very well be one of the most important moments in your career. Especially if you want to transition from academia to the industry.  So, check out the toolkit speech I – Flavia Spasiano from Interview Lab – gave at the Symposium on “Careers […]

Career change: Interview Lab story

When you are considering changing career, before starting the journey towards the next phase of your professional life, it can be helpful or inspiring to see how others did it. So here is my story. Some years ago, assisting friends and colleagues with the process of finding a new job was a hobby. As line […]

How to answer “Tell me about yourself”

“Tell me about yourself” or “Walk me through your resume (or your CV)” is a very common question during a job interview. As you know it’s probably coming, expect for it, prepare for it, and answer it effectively. No need to get nervous. This question is usually among the first ones in an interview. Because […]