A (Nearly) Universal Truth about Interviewing
Here are some important things to remember when you get an interview (and a second interview).
Originally posted on Leadership, Marketing...and Everything:
Going for job interviews can be intimidating, and in a multi-stage hiring process characterized by several callbacks the pressure can build. It’s not uncommon for a candidate’s anxious energy to start to get the better of them. This reaction is only natural; after committing time and effort to the search effort, the requisite research, and the interviews themselves, it’s easy to get psyched out. The nerves will only multiply if a candidate has extenuating circumstances, like having been out of work for a period or disliking his or her current job.
So here’s a (nearly) universal truth of interviews (I’ll explain the nearly part a bit further down), from the perspective of the hiring organization:
Every single time a company invests the time to interview you, they are doing so because they believe that you can be, and hope that you are, perfect for the role.