Be Careful With The Details

When you tell your interview stories be careful that the details you include are relevant and familiar to the interviewer.  For example, if your experience includes working with a specialized system that probably isn’t used by the hiring organization, avoid naming the system when you talk about it. 

Why?  Because if the interviewer isn’t familar with it, they suddenly stop listening.  Their minds are busy trying to figure out whether they should know it or have hear it before. So all those great things you said after you mentioned that detail aren’t being heard anymore. 

The key to preparing your interview stories is consciously shifting your thinking from your “me me me” perspective to the perspective of the hiring organization.  That way you’ll talk about what you’ve done that’s relevant to them and remember to include all the details that mean something to them.


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