Job Interviews: What You Must Remember
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Many job seekers go into interview situations in awe of the person conducting the interview.
However, the key thing to remember is that there are two likely people you will meet in a job interview:
1 - a HR person with no knowledge of the job whatsoever, but in theory some sort of training in interview technique
2 - a manager or person related to that particular job, who knows what he/she thinks they are looking for, but nothing more than common sense knowledge of how to perform interviews
Bearing this in mind, you will need to adjust your answers depending on who the person is.
With someone who is obviously just HR, stick more to model answers. They will just note these down and then compare and contrast and pass judgement.
With the business person, you really need to help them out as their questions are probably not going to be worded very well.
Look for the key themes and pick them up. Be free to suggest your own skills and ideas that you think are important. As they know the role they are recruiting for this technique will work much better with them.
Remember that if you have a bad interview from the point of view of being asked poor and unclear questions, then be sure to feed this back to the company afterwards. If done professionally it won't sound of sour grapes and they might train the person conducting the interview to perform better interviews!
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