Friday, December 15, 2006

Avoid grovelling

Acknowledging the power dynamics inherent in most interviews
does not mean grovelling. As already mentioned, throwing yourself
at the feet of the interviewer or laughing yourself hoarse at a lame
joke will more than likely be seen as a form of deceit. The lesson
here is a simple one: be aware of the underlying power dynamics
present at most interviews and avoid behaviours (such as arguing a
point or openly disagreeing with the interviewer) that will more
than likely put the interviewer off.

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