This is the type of job that you probably expect. It is mostly a “getting to know you” walk through the background, perhaps by a new phone. If you really are in a face to face interview opportunities are better than the 90% they already know that you can do the job so this interview has as its primary objective to check if the chemistry works. Can you match the culture? Are you the type of person that fits well in our team? Do you look the part?
interview is to determine whether or not you are someone the interviewer and the team wants to spend 40+ hours a week. It’s all about chemistry. If you and the interviewer “click” you have a long way to be “in”. They will probably evaluate how you answer the questions (rather than what the answer is) looking for clues to the thinking process, food temperament. All this is to determine whether you will be a good fit for their team.
There are a number of things you can do to make sure that you have an edge in these interviews. First, make sure you act and look the part. In an interview you want to present yourself as you would if you were addressing control or industry conference. This includes both the dress and body language.
Second, do your research on the company. While the knowledge that you have purchased can be transferred in your answers, it can be even better illustrated in the questions you ask. Your questions to demonstrate your knowledge of and interest in the company and people that are important to it.
Third, and most importantly, stay on top of all aspects of the achievements you have had in your career. Know what situation you were given the tasks, with the problem, the goal, challenge. Remember functions you also to complete the project, amounting to the goal of solving the problem or meet the challenge. And if you do nothing else, examine the measurable results you produce. How much of the goal? How much time saved? How much the plan? How much before the deadline? How big was the project
The final thing to remember about most types of interviews is that the interviewer can be brilliant and talented in what they do – the interview is not what they do. As a hiring manager, the amount of time they spend interviewing people to fill positions is tiny and it means that when it comes to interviews, they are amateurs. Unless, of course, they are in human resources, and you should not be talking to them anyway, unless there is no way around it. Unless position in HR, HR representative can just say “no.” There is a hiring manager who can say “yes”.