Show Your Humanity
Some candidates are overly concise on questions about hobbies, family, and spare time activities. But these questions often mean the difference between getting an offer and a rejection. You may be competing with people whose qualifications and accomplishments are very similar to your own. The interviewer and others in the organization want to know that you’ll fit. So let them get to know you as a person. Telephone interviews, preparation of written material such as the resume, networking, research, and good grooming—they’re all important. But selling yourself during the interview is the most critical part of implementing your career or job change.