Quiz 17: Managing Your Career

Business

Personal life of individuals creates a major impact over their professional responsibilities and duties. If an employee is not satisfied and content with his personal life, this reflects to his professional arena in the form of reduced productivity at work and lack of interest in handling daily chores. Ms. Y is giving an interview for her dream job, and suddenly the interviewer after noticing her wedding ring compliments it and informs her that this job requires a lot of travel and hope that Ms. Y's husband do not have any problem with her traveling for the job. He also inquires if she has children because managing children with traveling job is something not desirable by working mothers. In this case, Ms. Y should simply answer these questions without getting much personal and if she is comfortable with the traveling then she should simply assure the interviewer that her personal life will not act as an obstacle in her traveling for job purpose. If an interviewer also states that conflict handling is one of the important aspects of this job, and asks Ms. Y to describe an event where she had handled a conflict with her spouse, then in this situation, Ms. Y should simply refuse talk about her personal life, and should request the interviewer for answering this question by providing an official instance wherein she handled the conflict efficiently.

Interview is a face-to-face conversation between the job candidate and the interviewer wherein the interviewer evaluates the candidate's suitability and eligibility for the applied position. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by an amiable, then he should talk to the interviewer in a friendly manner with little casualness because this person is fine with this kind of behavior at the interview. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by a driver, then he should talk to the interviewer in the same wavelength in which the interviewer asks questions to him. This is because this person wants to hear and say several things one at a time and Mr. Y should try to reach his level in answering the questions asked by him. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by an analytical, then he should talk to the interviewer by providing justification for every action or decision that Mr. Y has taken in his professional life so that the interviewer gets a satisfactorily answer for all the moves that Mr. Y has taken before applying for this job. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by an expressive, then he should talk to the interviewer quite frankly and without any hesitation. This is because the interviewer wants to hear Mr. Y openly and deeply so he should respect this fact and answer the questions optimistically. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by a panel of interviewers with one driver and one amiable then, he should talk to the interviewers in friendly manner with little casualness because one interviewer is fine with this kind of behavior at the interview, and Mr. Y should also talk in the same wavelength in which the interviewer asks questions to him. This is because another interviewer wants to hear and say several things one at a time and Mr. Y should try to reach his level in answering the questions asked by him. If Mr. Y is being interviewed by a panel of interviewers with one analytical and one expressive then, he should talk to the interviewers by providing justification for every action or decision that Mr. Y has taken in his professional life so that the interviewer gets a satisfactorily answer for all the moves that Mr. Y has taken before applying for this job; and Mr. Y should also talk quite frankly and without any hesitation. This is because the other interviewer wants to hear Mr. Y openly and deeply so he should respect this fact and answer the questions optimistically.

Interview is a face-to-face conversation between the job candidate and the interviewer wherein the interviewer evaluates the candidate's suitability and eligibility for the applied position. It is recommended by some people to sign in for as many interviews as possible because by appearing for large number of interviews will provide the candidate with ample experience related the correct way for appearing for the interview, and there are chances that a candidate by appearing for these numbers of interviews might land up in his dream job and the job he always wanted to perform at. This practice is not at all ethical because by doing this the candidate wastes the resources of the interviewer and if get selected there is no guarantee that the candidate will accept the job and join the firm. But if the candidate applies for the large number of positions that are somewhat related to the position he dreams for working at, then there is nothing unethical in applying for these many jobs because these jobs are completely related to what the candidate always wanted to work at. Thus, it depends whether the candidate is serious about the jobs he has applied for or he is only trying to gain experience without an intention to join the company to call this practice as ethical or unethical.