5 PRINCIPLES TO SUCCEED IN THE INTERVIEW , [ PRINCIPLE 4]DON’T GET DEFENSIVE ABOUT YOUR SHORTCOMINGS
Many people are afraid of being asked about something really embarrassing . To take an extreme example , suppose the interviewer says,” I notice that you were asked to leave your position with the XYZ Corporation because of insubordination . Is it true that you were fired because of your a personality conflict with your supervisor?” Let’s assume this did happen . It’s probably about the worst thing you could hear! How would you respond?
Many people would get tense and defensive , but this will make you look bad. You could blame your old boss or deny the accusation, but then your chances of being hired are nil. The interviewer won’t believe you. Do you have any winning options? Yes! Disarm the interviewer ,. Agree , don’t argue.
You could say,” As a matter of fact , I think that’s pretty accurate. I was inexperienced and I was too…
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