Posted by Rho (18.104.22.168) on September 03, 2003 at 08:59:22:
I posted a response, but the board moves so fast, I'm guessing you didn't see it. So here it is:
I used to really suck at it too. But I read books about it, I did the excercises in "What color is my parachute", I got good coaching.. It took about 3 years but I became *really good* at interviews. no kidding. & you can also learn, so that you feel it in your bones, what you can offer as an employee. interesingly enuf, it is our very 4-ishness that can make us best at this. Here is the key idea. Anybody can do accounting, or programming, or stocking shelves or whatever, but what will make *you* right for any given workplace is your unique way of doing it. What employers want is a "fit" some people fit a given office, those same people might not fit another - same skill set, same job description, its the intangibles that make the difference. Also, when you go to an interview, you need to focus on what you can do for the company, not on how much you need the job. Maybe you really can't help that company with your skill set and your *unique* work style. That's ok. You'd be better off in another place.
So, do a little prep. I really really really reccomend the What Color is My Parachute book. It has a great series of excercises that can help you evaluate what your skill are, and see great skill you didn't even know you had.
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