How to Have A Successful Job Interview
If you have had experience interviewing others, you may have seen some surprising things. I know I have:
- The candidate who stopped mid-answer to answer a text. And then did it again.
- One man had resumes with him and handed me one that was stained with coffee.
- On several occasions, the interviewees asked questions so basic that it was obvious that they hadn’t even done a cursory internet search on our company.
- One person, incredibly late for the meeting, started aggressively by asking why we didn’t have enough parking to accommodate all visitors.
- I vividly recall someone so negative about their prior employer that it made me pause.
- And there’s the person who took the time to write a thank you note, but sent me the wrong one (he was obviously interviewing elsewhere).
There are some basic interviewing tips that are worth noting. I like this infographic by Company Folders of 21 tips. It may seem basic, but it’s a great checklist to review before your next interview.
Because it’s great to be memorable. But only for the right reasons.
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