- Job interview etiquette
Just been through it myselfPosted 6 years ago
Be polite, be honest, be yourself. No point in bulshitting them that you can do somehting you can’t, you’ll get found out as soon as you start work. LIkewise no point in pretending to fit in with them, if you don’t fit you won’t like it and you won’t last longteamhurtmoreMember
Yes approach them all, smile and shake their hands. Keep eye contact with the questioner but also move it to the others as you answer – make any conversation as inclusive as possible. Be prepared, then go back and prepare some more. If there are three, don’t be put off if one plays the bad cop role. Do not be riled etc. Smile, take plenty of deep breaths and then continue.
Good luckPosted 6 years agoatlazMember
If you’re introduced, shake hands as you’re introduced if possible (i.e. don’t climb over a table to get to them). Suit, shiny shoes, tie. Don’t bullshit about what you’ve done, NEVER badmouth previous employers or blame them for anything that might be considered your shortcomings. If you’ve been made redundant, be honest about it as there’s no stigma associated in in most eyes. If you can do some research on the company related to the role you’re interviewing for, do it but at the very least, have a reasonable idea of who they are, what they do, competitors etc.
Above all be confident, don’t get flustered and be yourself.Posted 6 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Spread your legs wide apart and put your hands behind your head. You will appear relaxed and at ease with yourself. This will work really will if there’s a lady on the panel.
+ feet on their desk
+ don’t forget to be wearing your best cycling shorts
Read up first, know enough about the job and the company to be able to ask questions when the inevtable “is there anything you’d like to ask us?” crops up. Impresses me when I get asked questions by an interviewee, even more so when they have something to do with the job. Happens rarely thoughPosted 6 years agoatlazMember
Oh yes, either don’t put interests on the CV (bit late that advice I know) but if you have, make sure you can talk about them. I always ask people who do and some of the answers have eliminated people from the running because they clearly just wrote stuff to pad out their CV.
I also won’t recommend suggesting you’d like to shag the receptionist like one genius I interviewed when I asked him what appealed to him about company X.Posted 6 years agoPiefaceMember
Figures / numbers are good. Think about the changes YOU made / what you brought to the shooting match rather than what you’ve done.
Try to get a portfolio of achievements you’ve had against stock interview questions / competencies (e.g. customer focus, acting on initiative, communication) as well as any listed in the person competencies.Posted 6 years ago
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