How To Survive A Horrible Interview ... And Still Get Hired

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Have you ever had a horrible interview that you just couldn't wait to end? The interviewer was looking at his phone the entire time, and you didn't know what to say. Or perhaps you found yourself stumbling when it came to the "salary" question.

On Friday, 12:30 p.m. EST, AOL Jobs' "Lunchtime Live," former human resources exec J.T. O'Donnell and career coach and author Miriam Salpeter shared tips and insights on how to handle the tricky -- and trick interview questions that get thrown at job hunters. From how to answer the dreaded "salary" question (should you fib, ever?) to how to rescue an interview that seems to have gone off the rails, O'Donnell and Salpeter offered tips.

Watch the highlights reel below, or watch the full half-hour show on the AOL Jobs YouTube channel.

Lunchtime Live - Acing The Interview

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If I make mistakes in an interview, I will just be calm down and think about what I am suppose to say. The most important thing is to focus on what the interviewer wants to hear on the basis of what I have to speak. Here I want to share an article which is really helpful for job hunters. A must-see!!

April 08 2013 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My hardest interview question was your experience is all over the place. I answered by saying yes it is but all of my positions were in a support capacity which is what I am seeking now.

March 08 2013 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Im so glad I dont have to deal with that bs and am retired. Many interviewers enjoy when the interviewee makes a mistake.

March 07 2013 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Worst Job interview situation? Went to a job fair at top 100 manufacturing company. Interviewed by 3 managers including one who had been a coop student for me at one time in past. A done deal job fit, i fit and I was a known quantity. Waited and waited for written response. Finally called personnel. Her response "You started today".
Duh Nope i didnt and never got any response from you. Her response I have your paper work in front of me that you filled out this morning. Nope not me. Well i have your paper work from this morning. Nope not me She would get back to me about "my" problem . Never did so i called again.

Round and around we went "You started last week." A call to former associate -
"They hired a guy with same name who never was interviewed and im stuck with him. So so sorry."

Best thing that ever happened to me. Found the perfect fit with decent pay great security and great folks to work with and for.

March 07 2013 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to davesdad2234's comment

Was this the federal government you were dealing with?

March 07 2013 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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