Chapter 4Important RemindersAbout Interviews

Interviewing is a staged, contrived event. It is like what Winston Churchill said about democracy: “Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Interviewing (and any amount of the sophisticated testing, screening, etc.) is still the best employee selection process free enterprise has been able to come up with.

But it’s important to realize that interviewing is not a total reflection of either you or the company that you are interviewing with. Although the concept purports the idea that the job interview is a mutual evaluation of your record, talents, and a prediction of how you’re going to perform in the ...

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