I always like to put myself in the other’s shoes. In everything. So, when it comes to interviewing for job; I like to envision myself as the interviewer.
In the movie classic, “Caddy Shack,” Bill Murray’s character talks about being the gopher to get the gopher. Well, what about being the interviewer and acing the interview by knowing how the interviewer thinks and wants.
Wall St. Journal has a very nice article titled “Conducting Employment Interviews – Hiring How To” that provides guidelines for would-be job interviewers to follow.
“Interviews are a critical part of the hiring process. But many managers don’t know how to conduct an interview well. Here’s some advice.
– Prepare in advance. Create an agenda and a structure for the interview, including time limits. Work with HR, peers and your staffers to develop a set of questions and topics.
– Come up with questions in four categories: fact-finding, creative-thinking, problem-solving and behavioral.”
And take a look at the links to other articles. Everything is geared towards helping the people that you need to have hire you. This is like looking into the minds of the hiring managers.
Take a look and let me know what you think.
Glassdoor.com released a report that listed the toughest companies to interview with. CNNMoney recaps it in this article, appropriately named “25 Toughest Companies to Interview With.”
“How would you build an engine from scratch? Can you estimate the revenue from 2012 Olympic ticket sales? How many people are watching YouTube in a given hour?
These are just a few of the tough questions job seekers were asked by interviewers in the past year, according to a report released Friday by Glassdoor.com. Using rankings and reviews of interviews posted by thousands of users over the past 12 months, the career website listed the 25 companies that put job candidates through the most rigorous hiring process. (See the full list below).
Take a look and see if the company you’re interested in is on it. If you it is, you’ll need to study a touch more – I’m thinking.
Phil Baker wrote an interesting article, “Interview Questions: Are You Too Trusting?”
How much should you trust a potential employer? You might be surprised to learn the number of lies that are told or information that is purposely omitted on both sides of the job interview table every day. Job candidates lie and employers know this and take precautions. Employers often run background checks or search for information about you on the web before you come in. But chances are, if you still have an interview they have found no glaring discrepancies in your identity or background. Although, from the moment you walk into a job interview you and the employer are both starting from positions of trust…
By the way, I really Phil Baker’s articles. I’ve got them scattered throughout my blog. I also reference his website, Resume Dictionary, quite a bit. It’s a tremendous resource with a wealth of information. It’s really a must-stop site to look at if you are actively in the job hunt – as I assume you. Phil also created the OneClick Cover Letter software. Not your typical plug and play template, you actually input your specific information into it and the software generates a cover letter. I reviewed it here or you can click to his site and review it for yourself, if you wish.