JOB SEARCH TIP #: “What would a former boss or co-worker say about you?”

26 Aug

new day 2

Don’t you just love job interviews? (tongue firmly planted in cheek)

This is a question you’re likely to get in a job interview, so best you think about how you will respond.

Recruiters and hiring managers have told me that by asking you to respond “to what a former manager would say” you actually are revealing what you think about yourself.


Think carefully about what descriptors you use to answer this question, because what you say may be telling to a prospective employer a lot more than you think. You can also use this as an opportunity to provide an example or two of your successes and accomplishments.

And, of course, be honest.

This is one of those questions for which you will want to practice (there’s that awful word “practice”) with a friend. Record your response and review. Think about how well your response represents you and helps advance your search.

So, what would a former boss or coworker say about you?

It’s a new day. Let’s get started.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free. Please pass along:

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