domingo, 8 de julio de 2007

Nine Steps to Acing a Job Interview

Nine Steps to Acing a Job Interview

by Penelope Trunk

A good way to think about the process of getting a job is that a resume gets you in the door, and an interview is where you close the deal.

Here are nine ways to ace an interview and get the job:

1. Tell good stories.

2. Understand the behavioral interview.

3. Ask questions at the beginning, not the end.

4. Stop stressing about your MySpace page.

6. Present a plan.

7. Manage your parents.

8. Play to stereotypes.

9. Practice. A lot.

A story I used to tell in interviews Heath says there are three different kinds of plots we can create about ourselves.

1. The challenge plot.

2. The creativity plot.

3. The connection plot.

Once you’ve practiced a bit, you can relish the moment someone says, “So, what do you do?” If you understand how to talk about yourself, this is an opening to connect in a meaningful way and make a lasting impression.

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