Question: Alan, I’ve got an HR interview coming up next week. While I’ve interviewed lots of candidates as an HR Director, I haven’t interviewed myself for an HR job in five years.
I’m excited, but I’m nervous and apprehensive as hell now that I’m on the other side of the table.
What’s your take on what employers are really looking for these days?
Answer: Hi Sarah, before I answer your question, let’s first talk about your apprehension.
Everyone gets nervous before interviews.
It doesn’t matter if you have twenty-years of experience in HR and have interviewed hundreds of job candidates yourself as a recruiter…when you flip over to that other side of the table as an interviewee, it can be stressful.
A certain amount of anxiety is healthy and natural.
And a small bit of nervousness may actually make you sharper and help you perform better. The problem occurs when that little bit of anxiety becomes a extreme case of fear that forces you to stumble over your words, freeze up when facing tough questions and not come across at your best. Read more here…
Original: Success in HR