Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Show & Tell in a Job Interview?

Fortune writer Jennifer Alsever has written an article about a clear new trend in the job market. Increasingly, companies don't simply want to interview candidates. They want to see them in action! In other words, firms want to see potential hires make a presentation, conduct some research, perform analysis on some data, or evaluate a product or service. Applicants need to demonstrate that they can execute. Moreover, they have to show that they can think on their fee, communicate clearly, and think critically. Alsever offers some good advice for applicants given this trend. Naturally, she recommends doing your homework. She also points out that firms aren't just evaluating the answers you provide. They are examining the kinds of questions you ask. They want to know how you think.

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