Interviewing

How to tell if you’ll get that consultancy

How to tell if you’ll get that consultancy

“Do you like telling people what to do?” Jennifer had asked me, only half joking, during our informal interview for my first major consulting role. “Oh, yes, very much,” I’d laughed back, half serious, remembering a childhood full of being called “bossy,” later tempered by […]

The interview went well. What can I do to ensure they pick me?

The interview went well. What can I do to ensure they pick me?

“Yesterday I had an interview with UNHCR. It went quite well. Most of the questions were fairly standard — albeit that one of the panelists seemed a little disappointed when I said — after he’d asked — that I don’t have experience with a few […]

How to handle Impostor Syndrome

How to handle Impostor Syndrome

My phone rings at 11:05 a.m on Monday morning; I’m at the grocery store, stuffing spinach into a canvas tote bag. The number is not a local one; I answer, and don’t recognise the voice at the other end, amidst the shuffle at the check-out […]

Interview advice from Ben Affleck

Interview advice from Ben Affleck

We’ve all had an uncomfortable interview, pausing for too long, feeling nervous, not knowing what to say, primarily because most of us have cut our teeth on economic analysis and writing reports and polishing our ever-longer CVs rather than trimming the jargon from our rhetoric […]


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