SO YOU'VE GOTTEN AN INTERVIEW
by John Butler
It's a beauty contest, it's a business meeting, it's a bench trial, it's an interrogation,
it's an angst- producing event AND it's a terrific opportunity.
A job interview is all that and more. Among a field of job candidates
otherwise equal, it is a person's thoughtful (rather than clever),
sincere (rather than slick) and clear (rather than glib) personal
presentation that can make all the difference.
job interview is a bilateral exchange. They're deciding if they
want you and you're deciding if you want them. That's true even
if you think the job in question is a gift from heaven. Self-confidence
is an attractive trait; desperation is not. An employer wants to
talk to you, and that means that you've met a certain threshold.
It means that a busy person is willing to take time out of his or
her day to find out more about you. Take a moment and allow yourself
to be flattered. Then get to work.
circumstances, you should have at least a few days, if not longer,
between notification of the interview and the interview itself .
That's plenty of time to prepare. You'll need to work on three areas:
fact finding, self assessment and presentation skills.
Continue to: FACT FINDING