More Pointers on Acing Job Interviews

Tips for how to perform well in job interviews work both ways: They also tell the people on the other side of the table what to cover and give a little guidance on how to interpret the answers being given to them. After all, don't forget that employers use the Internet too.

I've written tips along these lines before and done other referral posts, but there's no such thing as being too prepared for a job interview, be it at a major corporation, a nonprofit, or that snazzy hip new startup everyone wants to work because, well, take your pick why.

Welp, Liz Fosslien, who works as an associate analyst in web analytics at Leo Burnett, who "like[s] to turn numbers into pictures and ideas into charts" has done exactly that in a series of progressively amusing, but also spot-on, infographics on how to act and what to say in a job interview. Also covered is how much to drink, how fussy to be when ordering and how expensive to be when having a lunch interview.

Plus it's all delivered in an amusing, easy-to-follow format. So, win-win.

Take a look, and remember, as Fosslien says, "these are guidelines and examples. Don't repeat them verbatim."

David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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