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> He got the clue that putting me in the hot seat wasn't going to work. He
> thought I'd panic, but I gave him the answer I wanted him to have. I think
> that's part of the scret to successful interviewing. Giving people the
> answer YOU want them to have.
I agree. When you first start interviewing, it's easy to be timid,
and to regard interviewers as though they are doing you a favor by
talking to you at all. When I started to see an interview as being
two-way, with me checking out the company as much as the company was
checking out me, I took a large step forward. When I also started to
see an interview as a tactical situation that I could influence or
possibly even control, I took an even larger step towards an
accurate perception. I also started getting more job offers as a
result of interviews.
Or maybe the increase number of offers had something to do with the
number of dot.com startups in which the interviewers had only been
on the job a few weeks themselves?
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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