Career Management Starts With Managing Your Job Interviews

 

Managing job interviews is part of your career management.

This post will bring you  more advice, tips and information about the structure of an interview and some common traps to be avoided in order to win a job interview.

The interview structure

No two styles of interviewing are the same.
Go with the flow, but remember that interviewers value qualities such as:

  • Warmth
  • Brevity
  • Honesty (never lie)
  • Rapport
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Confidence
  • Connection
  • Clear communication (do not waffle on)

Normally the interviewer gets information from you and tells you about the position.

However, the order of doing things varies from one interviewer to the next.

Common Traps

  • Being too friendly
  • Being too glib
  • Saying “we” instead of referring to your own achievements
  • Making very general statements which lack substance
  • Being over enthusiastic
  • Being poorly prepared
  • Slouching, mumbling, speaking too slowly
  • Knowing nothing about the company to whom you are talking
  • Making derogatory remarks about your present or former employers

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