Monday, December 17, 2007

#3 of My Top 8 Behaviors for a Successful Interview

#3: Treat everyone you encounter as a potential interviewer. Many hiring managers ask all people who interacted with a candidate, from the administrative staff to members of their department, for feedback on a prospective employee. So smile and be pleasant toward all of those you meet and curb the tendency to focus only on those who are perceived to be the hiring managers. You never know whether a seemingly small event outside of the interview will be noticed and reported and potentially make the difference (examples: holding a loud cell phone discussion in front of an administrative assistant while between interviews versus quietly using the time to prepare or relax.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. It would surprise people to know the number of times someone does not get a job because of ill-advised comments or actions by candidate during down times. Never let your guard down. Sad to loose an job opportunity over something some may consider trivial.