6 Tips For Interviewing With Open Culture Companies
For the last several years, I’ve been studying under an open organization and future of work guru. And for longer than I can remember, I’ve felt that business should operate differently—really move at the speed their people can innovate rather than standing on who’s held office the longest.
So you can imagine how long it took for me to embrace the open organization mindset. It was rather like an old school touchdown dance in my mind. I’m excited by the value proposition open organizations present.
Knowing I wanted to be engaged in a company that leverages the value of those at its table, I decided to begin seeking out one I could join. I knew the impact I could personally have on the world could become exponential if I did.
So far, I’ve learned so much that can help both those beginning the interview process and those in talent management—and I’d like to share it. I hadn’t interviewed like this in more than a decade. The traditional companies to which I applied had remained exactly the same.
This article is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on OpenSource.com/Open-Organization. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.
Six Nonverbal Communication Mistakes That Could Tank Your Next Job Interview
These days, competition for the most desired jobs is steep. With so few openings available, it’s important to make the best impression you can at every stage of the recruiting process, from your application materials to your in-person interview with the company’s hiring manager.
Chances are, you’ve practiced your interview responses and picked out your clothes in advance. But half the battle is the impression your body language is conveying, intentionally or not. Fidgeting? Bone-crushing handshakes? Even these little mistakes can make a hiring manager think twice.
Six coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share the most common nonverbal mistakes that could cost you the job if you’re not careful.
Looking at your watch during an interview implies you have better things to do. It is a quick killer of the interest your interviewer may have held in you moments before. A seasoned interviewer will see and understand a measure of nervousness. However, if you are giving off cues that you would rather be somewhere else, you won’t be getting a callback or offer. – Jen Kelchner
This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.