Interview tip: Be an equal opportunity charmer — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
It’s normal to be nervous in a big job interview. But don’t “save up” your looser, nicer, warmer self for the interviewer. Act friendly and professional with everyone, from the security guard to the secretary.
Why? In a survey by OfficeTeam, 91% of executives said they consider their aide’s opinion an important factor in deciding whether to hire a candidate. If it seems you “turned on the charm” only for the boss, you’ll lose.