Ashley (1990), Fletcher (1992), and Skeats (1994) have equally drawn attention to the fact that an applicant must do some research about the job itself and the organisation which offers it before attending the job interview. However, both Ashley (1990) and Fletcher (1992) indicate that this research should be done even before applying for the job and also again after had been given an interview, but this time the candidate must research more conscientiously, "furthering this knowledge [about the job and the organisation]"(Fletcher, 1986, p. 54). It is of common sense that a person interested in a job wants to know more exactly what it involves and how the organisation for which he/she is planning to work is. Correspondingly, an interviewer is more likely to consider an applicant as serious if he/she shows interest by pointing out his/her knowledge of the job offered.
As far as the interview itself is concerned, the interviewee must remember, as Ashley (1990) perceptively stated, that the key issue is the way the answers are given. This opinion resembles the Skeatss(1994) one who warns the candidate on showing his/her "weaknesses in a positive light as long as you [the candidate] won't seem too clever or arrogant" (p.15) On the other hand, this recommendation is not... [continues]
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