The Importance of Assessing Job Interviews:
This month I have dedicated my posts to job interviewing. Topics have included the importance of knowing the organization, evaluating “fit,” preparing for common questions and knowing which questions to ask. With interviewing practice makes perfect. Like many skills, interviewing is something that you get better at each time you do it. This final installment of the “Ace the (Library) Interview” series is about evaluating the process.
How Assessing Job Interviews is Done:
The process of job interview assessment is quite simple. After the interview, take a few minutes to objectively evaluate how it went. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What three things worked well?
- What three things might be improved?
- How well would fit in the organization?
- Would you be happy in this job? Why or why not?
The more you know about yourself in terms of how you interview and what type of organization you would like to work in the better your chances of landing your dream job.
The Result of Assessing Job Interviews:
By paying attention to the process you will see your interview skills improve. Paying attention to the process ultimately means you will be better able to choose the right job for yourself. So the next time you have a job interview do yourself a favor and take a few moments to objectively evaluate the interview process. By thinking about what you might do differently (and what you would do the same) next time.
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This is the final in a six part series that provides useful tips for interviews. Although provided in the context of interviewing for professional library jobs, the information in this series has application for other industries as well.