Secrets of Interviewing: 3 Great Perspectives

Raise your hand if you love interviewing!

That’s what I thought!  Not many hands up…

Here are a few secrets that can help you shift from despising to enjoying the interview process:

1)  Interviewing is a 2-way street…

That’s right – it’s not just them evaluating you – you’re evaluating them as well.  They have to meet your standards and expectations, too.  Even in a tougher economic climate, you really don’t want to take a job that you know you’ll end up hating —- do you?  So relax a little and realize that it’s not just about you putting your best foot forward.  You’re there to size them up as well.

2)  They are hoping (really hoping!) that you’re the right person…

Yep.  Interviewing is a “screening-in” process.  If you’ve made it into the interview chair, you’ve done something right.  They really are hoping you’re the right person because if you are — they get to stop interviewing people!  The vast majority of interviewers would much rather be doing their real job.

3)  Most interviewers have never been trained…

Believe it or not, most interviewers don’t know what they’re doing and they don’t like that feeling.  If you can find a way to put them at ease – maybe start off with some pleasant chit-chat to find something in common – you have a good chance of turning the typically uncomfortable grilling session into more of a conversation between two curious people.

That’s it for now…but I’ll have more secrets for you soon.

What do you think?  Will these ideas make interviewing easier for you?

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One Response to “Secrets of Interviewing: 3 Great Perspectives”

  1. I am one of the strange ones who love (well seem to like) to interview. I actually do my best in person normally, and while yes it is a bit nervewracking I like it. Stanger still, is that I like speaking to group, large or small, as well.

    The tips she shares here are still very good to use and know because everythig goes best when everyone feels at ease.

    Good luck to all!

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