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面试的最佳时机

来源:金融时报   发布时间:2012-01-29  作者:吉尔•普利玛    编辑:无忧草

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专家点评面试的最佳时机。

作者:吉尔•普利玛 译者:何黎

马上要接受一连串面试的我,想尽可能地增大自己被录用的几率。我是该要求头一个接受面试,还是该要求最后一个接受面试,抑或是排在所有面试者中间?是要求在上午接受面试比较好,还是在下午接受面试比较好?是在一周的开头接受面试比较好,还是在一周结束的时候接受面试比较好?有没有什么证据来佐证相关的答案?相关研究又是怎么说的?

伦敦金融城职业咨询服务公司Career Balance的董事总经理西蒙·布鲁姆(Simon Broomer)说:

我们有些人在一天之中会有状态“好”的时段和状态“不好”的时段。设法把面试安排在你状态比较好的时段,因为这时候你通常会比较机敏、比较积极、活跃。我们每个人都有各自最好的时段,比如说,我显然是上午的时候状态最好。

如果你要去面试的是一个你真正想要的工作,那么就设法推掉所有其他事情,决不能以这些事情为中心来安排你面试的时间。某个工作会议或许重要,但如果它会妨碍你获得下一个工作机会,那它就不重要了。

你还要记住,在清早,面试官的注意力很可能会比较集中,而到了快下班的时候,他们的精神会比较分散,因为那个时候他们可能已经面试了一大批人。

为了保持清醒和机敏,我建议你在面试前不要吃太多东西,如果你平常喝大量咖啡,这个时候也要少喝一点。我们的许多客户都有工作要做,所以,如果把面试安排在快下班的时候,届时他们可能已经累得筋疲力尽了。

在当今的就业市场上,如果所有应聘者都面试完要花几天时间,那么你就应该设法尽早接受面试。企业如果在互联网上张贴招聘广告,并采用在线申请程序,往往一个职位就会收到数百封求职申请。我还听说过这样的例子:一些企业决定不再过早面试或查看新收到的申请,因为他们已经积累了大批候选者,可以从中挑选。

面试官们往往会利用头个面试来帮助理清面试流程,所以他们会安排实力较弱的应聘者头一个上场来“练练手”。在这个阶段,他们作判断时也会更为慎重,不过,排在最前面的面试者的优势在于他们比较容易被记住。

轮到排在最后的面试者上场时,面试官们已经很累了。但这个时候你的优势是能够成为他们最新的记忆,你有机会让他们忘掉其他面试者。

我个人觉得,面试的次序以及在一天或一周中的哪个时间接受面试,关系并不大。你认为自己究竟在什么时候状态最好?

我会着重其他方面。在面试中,你要在多个方面谨慎地表现你自己,包括你的专业性,你适合这个工作,你的能力,你是个什么样的人。你要让他们觉得,他们已经认识(并喜欢上)了你这个人。尽量让面试官记住你,当然,要以正确的方式。

专为董事会成员和高管提供培训、指导和咨询服务的Iddas公司的董事长海伦·皮彻(Helen Pitcher)说:

在这些问题上并没有什么确凿的证据,但有许多从坊间经验衍生出来的“都市神话”。

在面试中实际上是双方在互动,也就是你自己和面试官。对于控制后者,你基本上做不了什么。但你可以控制好你自己。

面试官在上午还是在临近黄昏时状态比较好,这是个未知数。但稍微想想,你就应该能够知道你自己的“最佳时间”。

千万不要仓促选择一个既不适合你、又让你有大量时间去做准备的时间。“你方便在明天上午8点来见个面吗?”你大概会因此度过一个漫长的不眠之夜,你会通宵埋头研究,做准备工作。到了面试的时候,你就会变得睡眼惺忪,只想着快点结束,而不是展现出你最好的一面。

不管你是第一个、第三个还是最后一个接受面试,你的任务在于努力促成一场生动的互动,重点是表现出你如何能够解决面试官的需要、给他们的公司带来影响。

要控制好你的精神状态,因为在面试中你的精神状态肯定会有起伏。如果你一场接一场地接受面试,就尤其要注意这一点。同样的问题,你一天中可能会被问到三次,但对每位面试官来说,那都是他们遴选人才的“杀手锏问题”。

要明智一点。也许周五下午5点是你状态最好的时候,但如果你非要坚持在某个特定时段接受面试,可能会惹人讨厌。

原文:

Is there an advantage to being interviewed early?

I’m going for a series of interviews at the moment and want to maximise my chance of getting the job.Is there any evidence as to whether I am best to ask for the first or last interview,or the one in between?Is it better to ask for an interview in the morning or the afternoon,or at the beginning or end of the week?What does the research say?

Simon Broomer,managing director at Career Balance,a career advisory service in the City,says:

Some of us have “good”and “bad”times of the day.Try to go for the time of day at which you tend to perform better because you usually feel more alert,more positive and energised.We all have our own best times,and I am definitely a morning person.

If the interview is for a job you really want,then try to cancel other commitments,rather than making the interview fit around them.A meeting at work might seem important –but not if it is going to stop you getting your next career opportunity.

Also bear in mind that the interviewers are likely to be more attentive at the beginning of the day than at the end when they might have interviewed a number of candidates.

In order to stay fresh and alert,I suggest you avoid heavy meals before the interview and try to cut back on your caffeine intake if you are a heavy drinker of coffee.Many of our clients are working,so having an interview at the end of the day holds the risk that they may feel tired and stressed out.

In this job market you should also try to get in early in the interview process if this appears to be spread over a number of days.Jobs advertised on the internet using an online application process can attract hundreds of applications and I have heard of cases where the employer has decided to stop interviewing or looking at new applications prematurely because they already have a good pool of candidates from which to choose.

Often the first interview is used by the panel to get their processes sorted out,and so they call a weak “practice”candidate up first.At this stage they are also more cautious about their judgments –but first candidates do have the advantage of being remembered.

By the last interview,they are tired but you’ll have the advantage of being most recent in their minds,and they will be polished.

Personally,I doubt order and time of day,or week,matter much.When do you think you are at your best?

I would focus on other things –interviews are careful mixes of showing that you are professional and fit for the job –demonstrating your competencies,and also revealing who you are so they think they know (and like)you as a person.Try and be memorable –in the right way.

Helen Pitcher,chairman of Iddas,which provides coaching,mentoring and consultancy services to boardroom members and senior executives,says:

There is little hard evidence on these issues,but lots of “urban myths”built out of anecdotal experience.

The reality is that there are two sides to this transaction,yourself and the interviewer,and while there is little you can do to control the latter,you can control yourself.

Whether the interviewer is good in the morning or late afternoon is an unknown.But with a modicum of self-reflection you should be able to know your own “prime time”.

It’s important you’re not rushed into a time that doesn’t suit you and that gives you enough time to prepare.“Can you come and see me at 8am tomorrow”,will probably give you a long and sleepless night hunched over your preparation and research,so you arrive bleary-eyed and focused on getting through rather than giving your best.

Whether you are first,third or last in the interview process your job is to provide a lively interaction,which focuses on how you can solve the interviewer’s needs and make an impact on their company.

It is important to manage your energy which will ebb and flow during the interview.This is particularly true where you have been lined up for a series of interviews one after the other.It might be the third time you have answered that question that day,but to each interviewer it is their “killer question”that sorts the wheat from the chaff.

Do be sensible.While 5pm on a Friday might be your prime time,insisting on a slot then might not go down too well.

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