Friday, November 19, 2010

Interviewing Myths + 1

Fortune magazine released its top 10 myths about interviews today. And, although the list was solid and informing, it seemed to lack one aspect — finding a personal connection.

When interviewing, you want to present the best possible appearance to coincide with your impressive resume. Yet, more than that, you have to be liked by the interviewer. They may like what you have done at other businesses, and respect your references, but do they like you?

How does this happen, you ask? Find that personal connection.

When you walk into the boss's office look around at everything. Does he like art? Have golf clubs? Movie posters? Pictures from exotic vacations?

Look for anything he likes, you like. When asked to tell about what you enjoy hobby wise; this is when you strike — the connection.

Be thought of to a high degree in the interview, but close by being liked. This is an enormously important aspect and the one missing from the Fortune list. But, don't worry, we've got you covered.

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