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5 Interview Wrong Turns

Zac Frank | NursingLink

March 23, 2010

#5: Not Focusing on the Quiet Ones

People project their positive traits onto you once you establish your similarity. Agreeable and socially savvy interviewers, once they feel that you have similar traits, will project positive views of your helpfulness and obedience onto you. The quieter, more awkward, more disagreeable interviewers will not. A mistake people often make in an interview is to gravitate towards the more friendly interviewer and focus on him. Don’t. Focus on the quiet one. They’re your challenge.

Another mistake many make is in trying to make these negative people like you. Don’t bother. Instead, try to convey to them those two key qualities, helpful and obedient, by highlighting past experience.

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