As I have blogged, posted and emailed, last night was the big night @ SIBL. It went very smoothly thanks to friends who came to help out, clients who showed up, a really great crowd and Alex & Greg, who were the techs.
I am still on a cloud from it. I present info but I like to involve the crowd. The people who came were full of questions and very interested in learning how to create the magnetic aura that shows off their specialness and induces an interviewer to want them around—and hire them, of course.
The questions they asked were very interesting. I talked about getting to an interview early. One attendee asked, “what if the interviewer is late?” That is a great question. There are some companies who deliberately have the interviewee wait to see how they react. They observe the frustration tolerance of the interviewee. They want to see how the person reacts to frustration. Is it right? Perhaps not. Is it real world? Yes.
You know the answer to the question. Realize that it may be a test. Realize that you are being judged. Do what another attendee suggested–bring some reading in case you have to wait. Realize that all jobs are frustrating at times. Let it go. When the interviewer calls you in–glow your brightest and show off your fabulous personality. Show them that you are a great team player and a pleasure to work with.
If you cannot do that, then perhaps this is not the position for you. Your option is to leave and try another company.
It was very gratifying to me to work with the people who came and help them on their path to get the work that they deserve.