Friday, December 3, 2010

Interview like the “Stars” but without the spray tan…

That’s right; my inspiration for this blog comes from the hit television show, “Dancing with the Stars”. After watching this number one rated television show, I realized that many of the principals that make this show a success hold true to the interview process as well. You might not have to sport a spray tan and skimpy costume, but you will need to be on-point, in-sync, entertaining, confident, and put in lots of hard work.

The stars usually come on the show with little to no dance experience, but somehow manage to put on a good performance. One thing that does hold true for the winners of the show is that they are true competitors that consistently improve night after night. They take the feedback given from Carrie Anne, Bruno, and Len each week in hopes to improve their scores and be saved from elimination.

Most people aren’t the most natural interviewers, but much like our “Stars,” putting in the hours of practice before the performance will increase your chances of getting a perfect 10 (or in a jobseekers case, landing the job).

So don’t tip-toe around the dance floor; come out with a bang! Be confident. Don’t stray from the integrity of the “dance” or your values. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. And most importantly, try to have a little fun!

Now go salsa, tango and waltz your way towards that mirror-ball trophy… or the job you always wanted!

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