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do you really need to say “I want this job” in interviews?

This post, do you really need to say “I want this job” in interviews? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been reading a lot of career advice and I see a lot of people say that in an interview, it’s vital for you to directly say that you want the job. I have always assumed it’s implied that I want the job based on the fact that I am interviewing. I feel it’s better to show I...

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is “I get every job I interview for” really a bragging point?

A reader writes: I keep hearing over and over from people offering job search advice that they “have gotten every job they’ve ever interviewed for.” Is that really something worth bragging about? Does it change by industry/skills needed for the job? For context, a lot of people I’ve heard this from are either entry-level/early career, more administrative function, and once an HR rep. I work in a niche engineering field and have...

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should I ask job interviewers to sign a confidentiality agreement?

A reader writes: I recently received a job offer for a job I was qualified for based on experience, but underqualified for on paper – I was lacking a certification. The odds were stacked against me, but your site helped me to develop an excellent cover letter and fine tune my interview skills. I credit your site in helping me highlight my strengths and demonstrate that my experience was more valuable than the special certification I...