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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Be positive! - TIP

Don’t complain!

This is another key turn off in interviews.

Have you ever experienced someone complaining to you?

How did that make you feel?

What was your emotional reaction to that person?

You put them in a victim role, right?

Complaining is the weapon of someone who is usually weak.

It is an emotional response that changes nothing.

Instead of complaining, show a positive light and attitude towards everything:

  • “I guess we learned from that experience! We’ll do better next time”
  • “I am pretty thankful for the chance I had to work with that start up”
  • “I always enjoy new challenges”
  • “Yes! I know… It was a mistake but I know he did his best”
  • Etc.

How does that make you feel when you hear people talk that way?

They appear as non threatening, right?

It means that you can be yourself in their presence.

You can put down your weapons and open up because you know they won’t attack you.

When they interview you, here are some of the elements they check out:

  • Are you a potential threat to the stability of this company?
  • Are you a trouble maker?
  • Do you easily become aggressive?
  • Do you tend to create conflicts with the bosses you work with?
  • Can you work frictionless in a team?
  • Are you emotionally sound?
  • Do you have any unresolved issues or are you frustrated about anything?
  • Are you a positive proactive person?
  • Etc.

You already know what they are looking for.

You know what they want to hear and the qualities they want to discover in you.

All you have to do now is give these to them!