Perhaps you have read DoctorSlide's previous article about how to prepare a presentation for job promotion, this time we will discuss how to deal with interviews right after your presentation is giving good impression that you deserve the promotion.
1. Know background of your panelists
It is important to know the panelists who will interview you. Usually you will find this information when you receive a calendar invitation email (just read who are the names of the people invited). Use your time wisely to do a quick research about their background. If you are in a selection for division head or manager level, maybe you will face C-level or directors board as a panelist, or even the current division head. Utilize the power of internet to find out the character of the panelists where it almost appear transparent. For example is searching for online video seminars / interviews with the panelists on Youtube (because some of them perhaps ever show up in a random seminar as speaker). After you discover the panelist's character, you can adjust the style of conversation based on their character (mirroring technique) which will be very helpful in winning the hearts of the panelists to give a green light to the results of your interview.
2. Know the Reasons Behind the Interview Session
You may have a feeling that you were being interviewed for a reason, perhaps it just final step before you get the job promotion. Ups, before jump too far, make a logical guess by associating the panelists' background and the reason why they need to talk with you (for example if the panelist is Chief of Operational Division - perhaps he/she would love to know how expert you are in operational section). These logical reasons will be very helpful in preparing yourself and gathering information that might be asked. Another example, if the panelists are the directors and head of HRD, the main reason will be to discuss expectations of salary increases / other benefits. Thus, you can first calculate the expectations that you expect beforehand.
3. Nothing to Lose
We have one principle which is powerful enough to build self-confidence is to believe that "nothing to lose". This principle is defined as a way of thinking not to burden yourself with over expectations so that you will be more relaxed in dealing with circumstances. The question that often relates to this principle is "if I don't get away, I will not lose anything. At least I'm still in the current position". But don't misinterpret this principle by taking the casual too casual and didn't give respect to the panelists. Remember, build your confidence with no burden at all. And always equip yourself with a USB / laptop contains your perfomance slide presentation that you've prepared before (just in case they ask something in details). Congratulations on your interview session!
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