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Just a little experience from an interview I sat yesterday.

I was being interviewed by the IT Operations Director and the Customer Services Director as my role previously was a hybrid of both areas.

Clearly two separate area's with each interviewer asing question specific to their section, and boring to the other party.

I found myself focussing on the person asking me the question and decided that I needed to bring the other person into the discussion. If not verbally then definately gesturing to them, eye contact etc. including them really.

What I discovered is that the Client Service guy was doodling and when he realised that I was actively including him, he stopped, sat up and started (well looked like) he was listening.

Really what I'm saying here is try and include everyone interviewing you.

Julian

wendii's picture

Hey Julian,

well done for noticing the drooling .. and for doing something about it!

One of my secret interview tests is does the candidate include the HR bird - and can you explain your technical competence to her? If you ignore me.. don't think I won't be including that in your feedback... and much as you might hate it, my opinion does count!

Wendii