Friday, 18 January 2013

Well, it went very well!

How many times do we come out of an interview room or a video interview and we go 'Well! Well! Well!, I suppose it went very well' when friends ask us 'how did it go'? We honestly thought it to be so but it turns out we did not make it. How did you feel? Just don't mention it did you say?. I have been in this situation a number of times in the past (I guess some of you may have as well at some point). Generally, recruiters are expected to be polite at interviews and even when you appear to be talking rubbish, you may not be prompted. This is why it is best to stick to the question and avoid going into an 'overdrive' as explained in the video.

I have also been in situations, when conducting an interview and the interviewee gives the impression he knows it all. How did I come to this conclusion? We are sometimes given away by our body language, facial expression, tone of voice and general mannerism. These are habits we must avoid or at least downplay if we are to be successful at interviews. That said, we must be assertive and show we are in familiar territory. Take a few minutes and watch this video.

 Furthermore, be sure your social media activities are structured or organised in such a way to aid your job search. Be aware that a lot of recruiters now 'crawl' social media sites - Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the rest. It is great to have a significant presence in social media but best if your activities are such that recruiters and employers will view them as positive.

Finally, do not be discouraged if 'Well, it went ok' turns out to be the reverse. Keep going. Ask for feedback, go through your mistakes and be better prepared the next time an opportunity comes your way. Best of luck.


  1. Spot on. Very interesting reading. I hope to keep an eye on your blog.

  2. Very interesting Camillus and well done