There may be times when you encounter a “stress interview.” Be ready for anything and everything in this type of interview. This would include question like, “If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you want to be?” Or, they might ask you to perform some weird kind of task, like leading a cheer. You have to assume either they want to see how you behave under pressure, or they are on some kind of power trip. Whatever the reason, you are there as a professional and can refuse to “perform” if you think the request is inappropriate. Stay cool and calm, if possible.
Job interview expert Carole Martin has been a prime contributor to our Veteran Jobs blog, and now she’s offering her advice to veterans and service members who have questions, general or specific, about tackling the civilian job interview process. Send Carole your questions at email@example.com, and moving forward, we’ll feature her answers in this blog.
The Interview Coach, Carole Martin, is a celebrated author, job coach, and speaker on the subject of interviewing and recruiting. She is also a contributing writer at Monster.com and featured on talk radio. Carole is using her proven methods for coaching job seekers on competitive interviewing skills in technical and non-technical industries.I invite you to download my free worksheet for determining your Values Exercise at the Interview Coach website. http://www.interviewcoach.com/valuesexercise.html and be sure to follow The Interview Coach on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to learn more about the perfect interview and resources for finding your perfect job.