Imagine you're the person responsible for conducting interviews for a company. You have the distinct privilege of representing the company as you meet with a large list of people who would like to become part of your future success.
You've screened hundreds of resumes and narrowed the pool of potential candidates down to 12. With the help of your Human Resources (HR) Department, their series of screening interviews and phone interviews, you're ready to meet the best of the best.
Excitement fills the air as you begin to think about the impressive feats displayed on each resume. You've got some top picks here. You eagerly await the opportunity to finally meet the "chosen dozen" in person. You're ready to see that day when you go counter to those famous words from reality television, "You're hired!"
You know I like lists and you know I like questions. I'm a firm believer that if you ask the right questions, you can discover the right answers. So, here we go!
The person sitting across from you conducting the interview might be wondering:
Of course, this is just a list of examples, things your interviewer might be asking silently. You should consider the answers to these and other questions BEFORE you have your interview. Don't expect the person across the desk from you to be a mind reader! You need to spend some time developing your overall impression — the impression you wish to leave once you walk away from the interview!
And remember, the first part of the word impression is IMPRESS!
I wish you the best as you strive to impress!
Now, stop imagining your role as a Hiring Manager, and think about what you need to do in order to land that new job!
Have you ever interviewed someone? What questions came to mind that you'd like to share?
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