Congratulations, you have landed a job interview for tomorrow. As you prepare for your interview, here are a few tips you might consider. The Front Desk is usually your first interaction with the company you’re interviewing with so it is imperative you make a good impression with them as well as with the interviewer. Trust us – we’ll warn the person you’re interviewing with if there are red flags; it’s part of our job.
The interview process is a minefield. With precision and care, the interviewee must navigate a road flush with opportunities meant to derail thee from the process. A litany of questions arise in the mind of the candidate as they move from interview to interview. Am I the right functional fit for this role? Will I click with the hiring official? How much money should I demand? When it comes to things that could go wrong in an interview, as Goose said in Top Gun, “The list is long but distinguished.”
The old adage of “you are what you are” is really very true. What happens in the past is written into history in ink and cannot be erased. We remember fondly the great times, and tend to flush away the painful memories. There is nothing wrong with that necessarily, it’s just that, a first interview is typically a screening out process, and certain questions are posed in order to aid this process. Answering technical questions is likely going to be the easy part of an interview. It’s the stuff about our imperfect selves that is really hard answer for most of us. Here are some common landmines to step around.