We’ve all been to interviews. Most of them have probably been quite mediocre. Some of them you might not even remember. But then there are the ones that really stands out. Both the really bad ones and the really good ones.
Now,to try and find out what the dream interview would look like let’s first take a look at what parts that might just be the main ones..
The first impression is always important (interview or not, am I right?). From both sides.
You as the interviewee and the person interviewing you. If either of you is late that could be an issue, but it doesn’t have to be a big deal. But it does give a rocky start to the interview.
Next thing is preparation. Again on both sides. Has the person interviewing you read up on your previous experiences? Have you read up on the company you’re applying to work for?
Now the main thing, according to me, that decides if it’s a bad or amazing interview is the chemistry between you and the person across the table. If the chemistry isn’t right and you maybe even dislike the person across to you – it’s not a good sign. Again, according to me.
Ok these are according to me the three main parts to an interview.
But then we have the classic feeling that you’re, when being interviewed, being judged. Like you’re on Idol or ‘whatever-country’-got-talent show and you must impress all of the judges all the way. Don’t say the wrong things, make sure you don’t have any of that delicious lunch still stuck in your teeth, don’t think too long before you answer a question but don’t answer too quick like it’s been rehearsed etc.. Oh the pressure.
My dream interview would be where the company tries to impress you. They try to show off, they want to hire you and they tell you how much you can accomplish there thanks to your amazing experience and so on. I’m sure there are people out there who has had these interviews. Sadly, I’m not one of them. Yet.
What I have had is managers begging me not to leave. Asking if there’s anything in their power to make me stay and turn the new job offer down. That is also very nice and boosts your ego. But I’d like to see what my dream interview would be like.
So if you want to impress me, if you want to assure me of why I should come work for you – Don’t hesitate to get in touch 🙂
Then we have the interviews of nightmares. But I think that’s another post on it’s own.