jueves, febrero 07, 2008

Interview Technique

Interview technique is a very important asset to posess. There are a number of facets that one has to bear in mind because nobody wants to be landed with a job that they had no desire for.

So here, courtesy of Goth World, are a few tips to bear in mind:-
  • Try and be prepared - it's important that you can quantify your career to date especially when you get asked about particular dates in your career history.
  • Always look the interviewer straight in the eye - it is important to give off a sense of trustworthiness.
  • Do not be drawn into embellishing on your achievements to date - it is very easy to get caught out on any inaccuracies.
  • Research is paramount - you really must know the background of the job you are being interviewed for.
  • Bear in mind that if you are being interviewed, they already want you for the job - it is just whether you say the things they want to hear.
  • Ensure your referees are going to say favourable things about you (it's pointless using a referee who countermands what you have declared).
  • Keep it simple - the more complex your explanations, the more likely it is you will get caught out at a later date.

So there you have it, a simple Gothic guide to interview technique.

Oh, I almost forgot, it's usually very wise to ensure that you have a solicitor/attorney present.

That way the bastards can't twist what you said !!

3 comentarios:

bananas62 dijo...

Totally love this one Goth! You know I was actually in the middle of the interview when the interviewee stopped and said "what position am I interviewing for?" GADS!!!! uh....no I did not hire her...*still shaking my head and chuckling about this one!*

kimmyk dijo...

since i'll be lookin for a new job soon....cause i hate the current paying gig...i will keep all these in mind.

thanks goth!

Daphne Wayne-Bough dijo...

Also insist on the union rep being present so you can play the race/gender/age/LGBT/cultural/religious diversity card when you don't get the job.

Alternatively, try a brown envelope.