Interviews are like dating
Will the other party be interested in taking things further? When you turn up to a date, the first few moments are crucial. Your body language can depict how the job interview goes.
In a job interview this would be a firm handshake. Displaying awkwardness at the start can put you immediately on the back foot, so make sure you have something to say at the start. They are better at other things, but not this. Another great post Sam! I personally experienced this when I was interviewing for an internship in college. It was a great opportunity and the pay was good.
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As we were interviewing we saw the other candidates. I was surprised at how many did not dress up for the interview.
Glad you got picked up! The parallels are amazing! The interview like the first date is the most important!
Hmmm, I have to wonder if my future interviewer will try to kiss me on our first interview! I never really thought about it too, until I wrote the post. If your future interviewer is going to kiss you, well..
You do want to be confident but not cocky; energetic but not too eager; presentable but not dressed better than the interviewer…. You are spot on with this. I have found that most anything in life can be easily compared to picking up a girl or guy at a bar. You have a short period of time to make a strong impression. You are selling yourself. If you are attractive, in a professional sense of course, you will be the one they take home at the end of the night. And by that, I mean hire. Wow great post I really enjoyed reading it.
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Never really knew that interviewing was like dating so much, guess you learn something new every day! Interesting bit about creativity. I never would have thought to do something like that in an interview, or the equivalent of the male version…. One of my favorite bosses was a State Department Attorney.
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I must have done something right when he interviewed me for a job for his office. He picked me out of the 29 State Department employees whoe applied for it. I do remember he said my resume was well prepared. I knew what I was talking about. I think it must have also because that I appeared to be cheerful, honest and hardworking, a few good characters that I happened to know that I have.
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My boss and I had very good work relationship until I had to leave the job to go overseas with my husband for an assignment. He and I kept in touch, though infrequent, after I left the job. Sadly, I just learned that he had passed away. Sad to hear Lovingkind. You sound like a optimistic and cheerful person any boss would enjoy having!
Make your interest personal, not generic.
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Ask questions and express a genuine interest. Your interviewer wants to feel you want this job, not a job. I had a candidate recently tell me that the interview process itself made him more interested in working for us, because it was rigorous enough that he could tell we really cared about getting the right fit.
Is there anything more attractive than someone who values the things about us that we value about ourselves? I swooned a little bit.