Q. I’m having a household emergency. It’s actually unhealthy. I’ve an interview the day after tomorrow. Does it look unhealthy if I reschedule?
A. I’m so sorry about your emergency and no, it positively doesn’t look unhealthy to reschedule it. Less is extra — there’s no have to disclose particulars of the emergency, merely attain out to the employer and point out you’re immersed in an emergency, are you able to reschedule while you come up for air. When I labored in recruiting, it was not a difficulty in any way to reschedule. After all, employers need you to succeed and ace the interview!
If you interview while you’re immersed in stress (to not point out utterly sleep-deprived), you most likely gained’t do very effectively. And if the employer pushes again and makes a giant deal out of rescheduling and has zero empathy, effectively that’s an enormous pink flag. Compassionate employers will perceive.
Q. I’m interviewing and was informed there might be a check in the course of the interview. How ought to I put together? Help!
A. Definitely ask the interviewer in regards to the check: What is the subject? Is it timed? Simply ask how one can put together. For occasion, after I labored in recruiting, I administered tech exams to candidates. They had been in a room with out their telephone and needed to put pen to paper (sure, kicking it old style, which was ironic for a know-how check) for the subsequent 45 minutes. Interviewers didn’t solely ask them in regards to the end result (how they might program one thing); they had been extra targeted on their thought course of and explaining how they got here to their conclusion.
I may all the time inform who aced the check with out having data of the tech side based mostly on how relaxed they had been and who completed previous to the 45 minutes in comparison with those that had been wired and ran out of time (I gave them a 10-minute warning previous to the tip of the 45 minutes so that they knew it was time to start out wrapping it up).
The extra ready you might be the higher. Often you’re given a scenario or drawback to unravel when it happens on-site. Again, I’d ask questions in regards to the subject and assessment it forward of time as finest you possibly can. The most vital factor to recollect is to be calm and assured in the course of the interview so you possibly can suppose clearly and articulate your findings. You acquired this!
Vicki Salemi is a profession professional, former company recruiter, creator, guide, speaker, and profession coach. Send your inquiries to [email protected] For extra data and to subscribe to Vicki’s e-newsletter, go to www.vickisalemi.com and comply with her on Twitter and Instagram @vickisalemi./Tribune News Service