Listen, Listen, Listen.
Listening is not just hearing. You have to listen for the tone, the implied meaning and in some cases even the expected answer.
Many times in interviews I conduct, I have to stop the candidate and tell him again what is it that I asked.
For e.g. “tell me about yourself” is a simple enough thing to do and yet I see interviewees answering this by talking about the parents professions, the siblings education or even about their alma mater.
Can knowing be quantified as a skill? I think so.
What do you need to know?
The company, the hotel/unit, the interviewer, the kind of questions asked, the secretary’s name, the designation you applied for, your expectations, the list is long.
I have been shocked by people asking me my name after the interview.
You think its simple, don’t you? I wish it was.
I ask people what they are looking for and they tell me an opportunity. So I ask them what is the salary they are looking for, and they say anything. So I offer a job , but no salary and suddenly they start saying no no sir that is not what I meant. If you don’t mean that, don’t say it.
Communicate your candidature.
Communicate your strengths
Communicate your expertise
Communicate your willingness, your enthusiasm and
Communicate your expectations
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