Meetings with the future employer are the same negotiations that many job seekers are so afraid of. And the point is not that a person does not believe in his knowledge or only insidious recruiters have met him. In fact, in a state of stress, many (not only candidates, but also representatives of a recruiting agency) experienced failed interviews. We identified 5 most vulnerable types, which should better control themselves during negotiations.
Beginners. Everything is clear here – a lack of experience that can only be filled in practice. You will be helped by peer reviews, video training sessions from Youtube, or if you plan to work in the IT sector, you can check out anonymous and practice free interviews with cool software engineers from well-known companies.
Too friendly. Yes, it will sound strange, but sometimes open-minded and friendly people come across unemotional interviewers, which is very confusing and distracting. After that, the person closes and negotiations can be considered a failure. Although in fact the interlocutor could simply behave formally, thereby not showing the expected cordiality. In this case, it is important to learn 2 truths: “kindness is not a negotiation skill” and for “interviews, only facts matter”
Ready for defeat. All those who perceive failure not as a new experience and opportunity for growth, but as a loss and a collapse of hope. As a rule, such job seekers themselves do not believe in themselves and lose confidence with each uncomfortable question. In this case, thorough preparation of your fears will be a good preparation.
People who like to go out of their comfort zone. For example, this is a job seeker who is in a hurry and begins to get angry due to the slowness of the recruiter. He becomes unrestrained, may say something inappropriate or correct. Such negotiators are not only under stress, but others are also made nervous. Interviews with such candidates are initially doomed to failure.
Ready to do everything for victory. An experienced interviewer understands that such a job seeker is very interested in a job, so he will make any concessions. Or vice versa, the recruiting agency “promised” to the client exactly this candidate, therefore he makes unrealizable promises.
The only advice that always works is to be “here and now”, listen carefully and try to restrain emotions. Negotiations are not always conflicting. Moreover, they can become a truly interesting experience and open up new aspects in a person’s personality.