Friday, May 04, 2007


Everytime I watch interviewees, I think about the situation they are under. I have also undergone a number of interviews and all the tension associated with it. No matter how well prepared the person is, there are butterflies in his stomach... Hands become cold with sweat, you sometimes forget everything, you are nervous, excited... A feeling of mixed emotions.. You wonder when to smile, when to be serious.. Will you be able to answer all the questions? Will you be able to convince them that you are the best candidate for this job. Hope that you get a good salary, good hike, appraisal, good opportunities.

One also tends to look at the people around who are already working with the organisation. You think that if you clear the interview, you shall also be sitting somewhere here and working. You think about the boss and the team that you shall work with. You wonder whether you shall be able to make friends here. You wonder whether the organisation will be able to fulfil what you want. You wonder whether you will be satisfied once you get a job here, whether you shall be able to deliver to the best of your ability.

There are a lot of things an interviewee goes through while he waits for his turn. The points that I mentioned here are mostly what I had thought when I sat and waited for my turn to be interviewed. Quite sure that there are other thoughts which erupt in the interviewee's mind at that time...

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