Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Top 10 Interview Myths Debunked

Top 10 Interview Myths Debunked, Interviewers feel obliged to offer you a drink, but they do not want you to say yes. 10 Job Interview Myths Debunked, You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you've copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she's got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn't exactly describe you.

Not so, says David Couper, a Los Angeles career and executive coach and the author of Outsiders on the Inside: How to Create a Winning Career Even When You Don't Fit In. In reality, most interviewers are ill-prepared and distracted, he says. "They usually just wing it based on their own experience."

Before he became a consultant and coach, Couper worked in human resources and training at several big companies in Chicago and Los Angeles, including the now-defunct consulting giant Arthur Andersen. He has sat in the interviewer's chair many times.


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