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The Best Interview Secrets We've Never Heard

We spend the better part of our lives giving you advice for your job search, but we'll tell you a little secret—we don't know everything.

That's why, this week, we took to the web to find some of the most interesting job interview advice and research that was new to us. From scheduling your interview on a Tuesday morning to avoiding the word "sure," you're bound to learn something new that will help you shine in your next interview.

  • Just as you set agendas for meetings, setting an agenda for your interview can help you stay on track. (Brazen Life)
  • You might want to skip that pre-interview cup of coffee—it could be hurting your performance. (Come Recommended)
  • The interview isn't just about your conversation with the hiring manager. Be sure to make these critical observations during your time there. (U.S. News)
  • You should definitely ask questions during your interview, but avoid these common questions that will make you look bad. (Doostang)
  • In fact, there are certain words that should stay off-limits while you're chatting with the interviewer. (
  • When you schedule your interview can make a big difference in whether you get the job or not. (Glassdoor Blog)
  • Can you tell partway through that the interview's not going so well? Use these tricks to get back on track(Career Attraction)
  • Getting ready for an internal interview? The game is a little bit different(Harvard Business Review)
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