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I had a job interview today.
I started listening to Manager Tools about 3 months ago.
Hmmmm . . .what a coinicidence.

How about my first greeting, the handshake, smile. . . CHECK
How about walking into the office . . .CHECK
How about the Weakness Question . . .CHECK
This worked like a charm!!!!!!
Building Relationships (how many times does Mark mention that?)
I used this as a basis for my discussions of what I would do as
as a project manager.
The response I got . . ."That is really refreshing to hear . . ."
CHECK
Make you manager look good . . ."I sure wish others would do that . . ."
"How do you handle communicating with people . . ." - I often
use a model called DISC (then explain it).
Succesful communication is based on the receiver . . .
If one can help communicate better by matching the behavior of
the person one is communicatin with . . .
CHECK

The result?

[b]"If you are interested, I would really like to have you back to meet with my boss and HR. I'm interested in hiring you . . ."[/b]

CHECK!

Thanks you guys! I mean, you really built a model for me to use in my day-to-day work, and translating this further into the interview has gotten me to the next step at a company I am extremely interested in working at, and getting a job I've wanted for a LONG TIME![/i]

bflynn's picture

I'll save Mark the post - Way to go you! No matter the source of the content, the credit always goes to the one in the ring. Congratulations on a great interview.

Brian

wendii's picture

Strings,

having a MT manager to interview must be a dream! But good job on remembering, articulating and demonstrating the values - only you can do that... unless we can get Mark to come to interviews with us!

Wendii

mauzenne's picture

Everybody else said it well .... awesome job! Congratulations on PRACTICING the behaviors. I love your approach; perhaps if we all looked for opportunities to practice the behaviors each day, we'd all have similar results. ;-)

Mark's picture

Strings-

Well done you!

And the credit always goes to the one in the ring.

It's a privilege to serve you, and sorry for the delay.

Mark