Matt Villano authored a nice Q&A about mentoring
that answered many of my questions. “Won’t you be
my mentor?” describes both sides of the mentoring
interaction referring several leading sources. It is
Eugene Raudsepp offers some nice ideas for responding to
interview questions in “Don’t let tough interview questions
sabotage your interview”
He offers not only pros, but also some watch-outs. Not
mentioned in the article are three things that should be in
Interviewees need to be acutely aware of body language
and “meta-language,” the voice utterances one makes when
we hear but don’t listen, or are thinking what to say.
Interviewees will feel more confident if there is a chance
to do mock interviews to practice responses to questions.
Be aware of the importance of voice intonation, voice
pace and minimizing background noises especially in phone interviews
where visual cues are absent. Using mirrors to remind yourself
to smile and have good posture is one positive action to take.
Sarah Needleman listed several terms in an article that reveal what
you and I, job-seekers, are called under various circumstances. In
“A job-hunter’s guide to recruiters’ code-words” http://www.careerjournal.com/jobhunting/interviewing/20060509-needleman.html
you will learn that:
WD is a “working description” or a perfect match for a position,
mortician is someone who’s appearance is dated or drab,
“purple squirrel” is an ideal candidate.
Does anyone have terms not mentioned here that they can share?