What Employers Can Deduce 30 Seconds into the Job Interview
Here's how to make a first impression that leads to one final question: "So, when can you start?"
Whether You Know How to Pass the Test
You've scanned the company's mission statement and "About" page on the website, but have you translated those vague messages about the importance of "teamwork" and "creativity" into clues that can define your interview, especially how you'll demonstrate those values? In This Is How to Get Your Next Job, author Andrea Kay quotes VonChurch CEO Alex Churchill, who says that every interviewee is offered a glass of water as soon as he or she walks in the door: "If you don't say thank you after being offered the water, you've failed the interview right there." Politeness is among the company's core values, and like many managers, he wants to see candidates who display those values from the start.