|Posted: November 11, 2007, 10:53 pm - IP Logged|
Good luck on the job search CV844!
Remember, there are three things you always want to remember to be successful in the job market and business world:
1. Always Be Positive.
2. Always Be Positive.
3. A L W A Y S !!! B E !!! P O S I T I V E !!!!!!!!!!
A great book entitled something like "How Ro Turn A Job Interview Into An Offer". The author discusses the SMILE COUNT. His studies suggest the person that GETS THE JOB is the person the interviewer likes the best.
Also, the person doing the MOST TALKING is the one trying to convince the other.
The first person to mention $ loses. When they ask you what it will take for you to work for them, reply: "You seem like a very fair person to me. You know my qualifications and experience, and my current salary, and I know your offer will be excellent.
ALWAYS be on your toes the first FIVE MINUTES of the interview. A pro will notice any persperation on your hand as a sign of nervousness and desperation. They might also try to catch you off your guard by stating, "Wow, it must really be rough out there!" If you say it really is rough, you are telling the interviewer you DO NOT HAVE any job offers. If you reply, "Oh, quite the contrary. I am finding it very exciting.", you now have the interviewer off guard and wandering.
Also, many corporations now run credit checks on you. So, make sure you run a credit report on yourself from all three credit bureaus. Correct any inaccuracies. Companies will NEVER TELL you that is why you did not get the job.
If the interviewer gets negative with you, the interview is over. They are looking for a reason not to hire you, because they probably already have someone in mind and are going through the motions with you. i.e "So why did you leave company ABC? Why did you then leave DEF X months later? Is there a problem?"
Several hours after the interview, telephone the interviewer and THANK THEM FOR THEIR TIME AND CONSIDERATION. Most people do not take this step. Trust me, you will make a big impression with the interviewer. If you really, really want the job, add: "And Mr./Mrs. Jones, I really think I am the person for the job, and I anxiously await your decision."
If you already know all of this stuff, please forgive this old man for rambling. But, as my race is winding down, I would love to help as many others as I can. Also, in the 42 years that I worked, I know I had at least 100+ interviews as a COBOL programmer analyst etc, and Oracle software instructor.