Personal details you don’t tell in a job interview


It is freaking me out to realize that since I started interviewing people for jobs in 1980, I’ve been interviewing job-seekers for 36 years.

Since I was 20 years old and a fledgling supervisor in a tiny company in 1980, I didn’t get any training before I was thrown into my first job interview.

I just talked to the person in front of me the way I would talk to anyone. I asked them about their life so far (we were the same age) and they asked me about the job.

Since then I’ve interviewed thousands of job applicants.

They are in a tough spot because so much of the conventional wisdom for job-seekers tells them to grovel and beg for the job in an interview. In reality that is one of the worst things you can do in a job interview.

Managers hire people they trust to take care of some of the manager’s problems. Who trusts someone who begs for the job?

Read more on this in the source site, after the first six paragraphs. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Liz Ryan in Forbes

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