12/7/2010 2:16:35 PM
Still getting nervous at Interview is healthy!
Having recently become a father for the 3rd (and final time), I
thought I would be an old hand at it. However as the due date
approached ever closer, I began to get very nervous about the whole
experience. Will the birth go as well as it did the previous 2
times? How will my other children adapt to a new member? Will we
have enough space? Can I deal with sleepless nights? The list of
thoughts went on.
This led me think about what happens to serial interviewees.
Although having been through the recruitment process a few times
before, candidates still get nervous about another interview
request. The conclusion I came to is that it is perfectly healthy
to be nervous at interview, in fact it’s encouraged, because the
last thing that you want to happen is complacency setting in. Here
are my interview tips:
- Make sure you know what job you are being interviewed for.
(Candidates MUST read the job specs)
- Who you are interviewed by? Research the company, and if you
are a member of LinkedIn, see if you can look up the interviewer’s
- Make sure you have examples ready to demonstrate your
- Logistics & make sure you know where you are going, the
date and time of the interview, and know who to ask for.
- Have a list of questions, to get a clear understanding of the
Remember the interview is a 2 way process.
Anyway, the baby is now 3 weeks old, and all is good at home. I
took lots of precautions and the planning has now paid off.
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