Galina Mihaylova & Anton Ivanov
Interview: At The Interview

Interview: At The Interview

Interview: At The Interview

Do not think it’s easy to be on the other side of the chair. The person who interviewed you, it may be no less worried than you. If you are experienced enough, you can even to take the initiative. But this must be done carefully, because you may not like it.

Perhaps its main objectives are at least three:

1 to obtain the maximum useful information and impressions of the particular candidate;

2 raise the awareness of best candidates to your company and the particular position;

3 Present your company well (to create a good impression in the public domain).

Be in place before the start of the interview, but no sooner than five minutes.

Make sure you correctly pronounce the name of the interviewer.

Be polite to everyone in the company. All are important in this process. Or at least do not know who is suddenly important. It may be that the man you thought was a stoker in the boiler room, is executive director of the technical issues; -§). Be friendly and professional at the same time set. Appear confident, move upright. Smile, no matter how you feel – the smile has the ability to calm and relaxing.

During the interview you should think about several things at once, except how to answer the questions. These include: appearance, body language, to speak loudly and clearly enough to follow the label to remember names, listen carefully, some things in the office, who would you suggest the correct answer.

Look the interviewer in the eye – it’s a sign that you are open and honest.

Do not chew gum or smoke and do not use slang words.

Please note that all questions are asked for a reason and answer them accordingly.

Do not take for granted that the interviewer knows how to obtain the information he seeks. Assist in any way – it’s in your best interest.

If you do not understand a question, ask for clarification before answering. Do not rush to answer before you formulate your answer.

Answer all questions honestly, but at the same time in the most positive light.

Do not talk bad about previous employers.

Usually the interviewer solicits answer three main questions: first, are you able to perform the job you are applying for; Second, motivated you to perform the job you are applying for and last but not least, the third, you going to fit the team, which supposedly should work.

Therefore, the interviewer will look for evidence of:

Your experience in the tasks that will be expected of you to play, your level of independence and responsibility, the number and level of subordinates you had the line of accountability and your obligations in this sense,

The extent to which you have been involved in the creation of new projects, initiating business activities, etc. Ideally you will be asked to give information about specific achievements. Very often applicants do not go into the details of what they have done: they believe that the tasks and responsibilities are clear and suggest that the employer should be aware of them. This, however, is not always the case: the same position can have different content in different companies and even personal understanding of the interviewer may be dissimilar. So clarify sufficiently clear and definite your skills to others. Your motivation is crucial in determining the employer to take you on his team.

The motivation is assessed not only in terms of whether you are looking for higher pay, better career opportunities, benefits, favorable interpersonal relations, etc. Motivation also is related to your future career plans and the fact how they fit within the position you are applying for. They relate to your desire to achieve goals, work in accordance with certain standards, take initiative, etc.

Most likely you will be asked about why you take change in performance. Whatever you plan to say it should sound credible and open. Skillful interviewer will ask cross questions that will aim to define your actual ambitions and therefore recommended to be sincere.

The interviewer will be interested in how you will fit into the work environment. In this connection, will be analyzed your communication skills and your preferred role in teamwork. As conflict management and resolution problems are in the modern business environment, you will be expected to demonstrate with examples from your previous experience how you have handled similar situations. Furthermore, the interviewer will expect to see that adapt quickly to the culture and spirit of the organization. Ability to establish interpersonal relationships, overcoming resistance (if the position requires the introduction of changes and transform people’s attitudes) and coordinating staff efforts should be demonstrated with concrete examples from your experience and confidence to case-studies.


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