What is a “job interview”? (It’s probably not what you think)

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “job interview”?

Most probably, you will picture a fancy office at a company’s headquarters, a conference room and a desk and a serious looking interviewer behind it. And you, in a suit, prepared for formal questions such as “What is your current situation?” or “What are your financial expectations?”.

And you would be right! Partially.

And what about these:
– a screening call with a headhunter?
– a lunch with a former colleague?
– a casual meeting with a known recruiter?

The answer should be three times “yes”. Take a look at this image and repeat after me: every business interaction you have is an interview. Just most of the time you are not aware of it.

Do you already interview like a master? Not sure? You might want to read some of our previous posts:
How (not) to prepare for interviews
3 standard interview questions that almost everybody gets wrong
How to dress to impress an interviewer?
The STAR technique

Are you currently looking for a job? Already interviewing? Or preparing for interviews? Would you like to discuss this confidentially with a Career Angel, send an email to Bichl.Sandra (at) CareerAngels.eu or click here.

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