Get Interview Advice from These 5 Sites

Last Updated Jul 11, 2010 11:18 PM EDT


We all need some help preparing for job interviews. After all, with luck you don't actually interview all that frequently, so it's hard to stay in practice.

Thankfully, there are a ton of resources available online to help you hone your skills at the art of resume writing and interviewing. Last week, you might remember, I told you about a free iPhone app packed with interview advice and video examples. Now I've got a few more resources for your interview prep.


MakeUseOf recently rounded up five useful interview resources. If you're looking for a new job, definitely give these a looksee.

About.com. Personally, I often neglect to check out About.com, but that's a mistake: Each section of the site is curated by a human being who is paid to keep it up to date and full of valuable information. The job Search section is no exception, and here you'll find details on how to conduct yourself on a phone interview, how to dress for success, avoiding mistakes on the day of the interview, and more.

Yahoo HotJobs. There are articles here in a variety of categories that span the whole of the interview process, with tips on body language, asking smart questions, and even "after the interview" -- such as how to adapt to your new role, succeed, and get a promotion.

Monster. Not "just" a site to post a resume or look for a job, Monster has a complete section with interview advice. Be sure to read their articles about how to ask and answer questions in the interview. I especially like their article on responding to rejection letters, which, if done right, they contend can actually renew the interviewer's interest in you.

Job Interview Questions. A site dedicated to interview advice, this site has a wealth of good intelligence. You'll also find some unusual (in a good way) topics here, such as how to conduct yourself during a lunch interview (something which I always find uniquely problematic both as the interviewer and interviewee).

YouTube. Finally, if you'd rather watch video than, you know, read, YouTube is the place for you. Here, you'll find videos about interviews, sample and example interviews, and more.