Job interviews are about marketing and selling
The beginnings of this Post lie in some discussions that I had with several colleagues a while ago on the subject of our experiences at job interviews. A common thread in all of these was some rather poor behaviour on the part of an interviewer. I will recount some of these stories later in the Post.
First, let’s go inside the job interview process, to see what is actually going on. Here we have two parties, each considering whether the applicant is a good ‘fit’ for the job:
- the ‘employer side’ is assessing the applicant against the requirements of the job
- the applicant (You or me) is assessing whether we want to take the job and work for the employer