If you’ve ever sat across the desk from someone who can’t ask the right interview questions, you know how uncomfortable and even painful the situation can be. Job seekers have repeatedly told us that their perception of a company’s image changes as a result of a good or bad job interview.
“Being discreet in this well connected world requires a delicate balance between giving enough info about you and your skills to entice a prospective employer, but not so much that you’ve left yourself vulnerable.”
Like many of life’s endeavors, it takes a certain amount of momentum to really get going. As a college student, my least favorite part of any class was always the beginning. I didn’t have a firm grasp of what was expected and I wasn’t yet in the groove as far as assignments and studying. I always went through a bit of a learning curve to get a feel for expectations though once I had that knowledge, it was generally smooth sailing until the end of the semester.
Get your webcam ready – it’s the newest “must have” item in your job search toolkit. Screening prospective hires online saves employers time, distance and money. The Skype interview gives the interviewer a chance to gauge body language, reaction time, communication skills and gain a visual impression for quickly evaluating a candidate and deciding who moves on to the next step and who does not.
First of all, congratulations – you are about to start life in the “real world” in other words in a career you’ve chosen and an environment that you will be you professional community.