Undercover Interview

Before you arrive at an interview, the hiring manager and the company are watchingUndercover you. From the way you interact with others to the way you portray yourself online, these kinds of spies are everywhere. And in light of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, we decided to identify these spies for you and show you how to best handle them.

The Decoy: the receptionist        

The smiling face you see when you first enter the building represents your first mission. Remember that if you are hired you will be seeing the receptionist every morning, so this impression counts. While you want them to like you, Vault Blogs calls attention to the mistakes that can be made by being too friendly. You could give the impression that if hired you would become an employee who “has no respect for their time.” US News MONEY says that “many interviewers will ask the receptionist what they think of you,” and while they won’t have fancy spy gadgets like Bond’s ring camera to prove anything, you’ll still want their answer to be positive.

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