I've heard of some truly awful interview
One thing I think some employers forget is that its a two way process. Definitely, candidate has to sell themselves but employer also need to sell the company and its culture.
Here is how one of my worst job interview exsperience went down;
Within the first three minutes of meeting
- Interviewer didn't remeber my name
- Listened to employer and a employee speak about customers in a bad manner infront of me
- Interviwer decided to clean as they were speaking to me not much eye contact and no full attention
After 3 minutes
- Interviwer made sarcastic comments and manarisims
- was more interested in the time as they continued to look at it while speaking to me
This exsperience left a bad taste in my mouth. Though I was offered future employment by this company I knew I deserved so much more then they gave me. Not only would I not return to this business but I wouldn't recommend it to others.
It's a two way system. To have respect you must give respect. Within 3 minutes into meeting someone the first impression is important for not only the person applying for the job but mostly how the exsperience made them feel when they left.
Here is what to look our for;
A leader of a successful company does the following in an interview;
- Remembers your name and details about you
- eye contact as much as possible
- They give you their full attention and listen to your answers accordingly
- Makes you feel comfortable and welcome
- Builds a rapport with you
- Asks you the important questions but allows you enough time to think and responce
- Conduct interview with situation, task, action and result and a clear understanding of what's next.
There is a difference between a boss and a leader. As a job seeker you also have the right to decline an opportunity if you feel like the job is not the best match for you. Before any interview it's important for you to make sure you know what you are wanting out of the job and your avaliablity. What are you willing to compromise? Never say yes to anything you feel doesn't feel right for you.
Writer Annie Dillard famously said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” For many of us, a large portion of our days is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime.
Make sure this new opportunity is aligned with your values and beliefs. Most importantly make sure you get a good feel from your future employer,
ask yourself " Is this someone you would like to work for?".
You are an asset to any business. You are you for a reason. Your unique personality and exsperience will be showed cased with any job you apply for.
They deserve to have you on their team. Never forget your worth, always stay true to yourself.
Let Your Inner Beauty Shine,