Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you of all the people that are evaluating you when you interview for a job.
Today, let’s talk about 1 of the most underappreciated, under reminded about tips I can give you about job hunting. There was a song many years ago with the refrain, “I’ll be watching you.” On an interview, it is not just the interviewer who is watching you. Every person that you meet, even for a moment, is taking note of you and having an impression of you.
That can be the security guard in the visit in the building that you will be visiting. That can be the receptionist on the floor that is buzzing you in. Very truly and confidently speaking to her with a smile on your face, “Hi! My name is so-and-so. I have a 2:30 appointment to meet such and such person.“
“Great. But you have a seat.“
“Terrific. Happy to do it.“
Then, sit facing the greatest number of entry points to the room so that you can see someone approaching you.
With the interviewer, as well, who may take you around the floor. Later, or introduce you to other people.
The tower seriously doesn’t serve you. What will serve you, at least in the United States, is a friendly, affable smile, a great handshake, a confident demeanor about you – – these go a long way toward letting people like you.
People get hired for a number of reasons. Hopefully, 1 of them is that you are competent enough to do the job. Then, there are the tiebreakers. Among the tiebreakers are:
Do I think I can work with this person?
Do I like this person? Often, this is the 1st question the hiring manager may ask subordinates. Do you like them? What do you like about them? Things along these lines can be the tiebreaker between you and another person.
Again, remember, everyone is watching you. Everyone is noticing you. Everyone is commenting about you if they meet you.
Do you think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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