Ask anyone to interview a candidate and you will never get to hear “Am I trained to do that?”
That is because interviewing is never taken as a specialized job. Most people take it as an extempore activity, to be done while signing papers on their table or reading messages and making/receiving calls on their cell phone.
The usual perception is that the candidate needs to be prepared for anything and answer all kinds of questions. After all they have applied for and need the job so they will have to be flexible and ready to do anything. The interviewer will exercise his choice and decide whom to select and whom to reject.
Interviewing is an art, the outcome of which has very serious consequences on both sides. This book is as much a must read for all panel members as it is for the candidates, to understand the dynamics of classic real life interviews and prepare themselves accordingly.
All the best to readers on both sides of the table…
Diptamoy Goswami, fondly known as dg (not DG), is an extremely down-to-earth person. He is a qualified Human Resources Management and Development professional and has practiced HRM for almost three decades in some of the most respected, successful and people centric organizations in India covering the manufacturing, infrastructure, telecom, ITES and corporate NGO sectors.
After hanging his boots from the corporate world, dg has taken up writing to share his invaluable experiences with people through a series of books.
Among other things, dg is crazy about driving. Having done more than four lakh kilometers on all kinds of terrains, he believes that he must have been a professional chauffer in his previous birth.
“Knowledge and experiences are like bottles of perfumes. Keep them captivated in the bottles and they will denature with time. Open them and let the fragrance spread, they will immortalize with time. Choice is yours.” - says dg.