By Marc Dorio
Let's accept it, each person will get a bit frightened approximately interviewing. you must determine you are sending the appropriate indications to capability employers, whereas nonetheless getting the knowledge in regards to the task you wish to boot. "The whole Idiot's advisor to the ideal Interview" offers all the counsel for a profitable interview!
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35 05 0028638905 ch04 3/13/00 8:21 AM Page 36 Part 1 ➤ Getting There Clincher If you know you can’t take jobhunt-related calls at work, plan a way to handle them elsewhere, but make sure you return calls before the end of the day. If you live close enough to the office to go home for lunch or have a friend who lives nearby, ask to call prospective employers back around midday. If you have a cellular phone, make sensitive calls from a private area, such as your (parked) automobile. ” Nor should you imply that you are skulking around behind your boss’s back; after all, you’ll be interviewing with your potential new boss.
Focus your voice, pitching it somewhat lower than normal. ➤ Smile when you speak; that’s right—even though the caller cannot see you, smiling will often naturally inject warmth into your voice. ➤ Respond in a businesslike manner; this is not the time to get chummy or shoot the breeze. What to Ask Now Clincher It’s possible that your first telephone contact will itself be a preliminary screening interview rather than a request for a faceto-face interview. See Chapter 18 for a discussion of the telephone interview.
Potentially, everyone you know— friends, neighbors, old school chums—can be useful nodes on your network. Talk to the people around you. Ask them what they do. Ask them how they like doing what they do. Ask them how they got started doing what they do. (If you want to know more about networking, look into Douglas B. ) Get a Library Card Clincher Former coworkers don’t just vanish from the planet. They can become live-wire nodes in your employment-opportunity network. Never forget the personal and professional friends you’ve made in a company you left.