3 Risks You Can Take in an Interview

Interview risksWhen you’re interviewing for a position that you really like, you take extra caution in what you say or do. You don’t want to jeopardize your chances of landing the job. Everything you say or do is carefully mapped out in your mind from the master plan you created during your rigorous preparation.

However, not everyone likes to have things planned out. There are people who relish the excitement of uncertainty or who just like to gamble. If you feel like it’s time to take a risk in your job search, here are a few things you can try.

Share the story your failed business venture – A few years ago, you tried your luck in starting your own business; unfortunately, you weren’t quite ready yet. The venture might not have been a success, but there is no reason to be ashamed of it. Starting a business is a gutsy move, and not everybody has that kind of determination. Any employer wants someone on their team who has the stick-to-itiveness to persevere through any task.

A lesson learned from a weakness – No one wants to reveal shortcomings in front of a potential employer. Still, you can turn it into an opportunity by telling the story of how your moment of weakness has helped you to change for the better.

Showing commitment – Commitment is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be when you try to fake it. Eventually your facade will be discovered, and your insincerity will be your downfall. If your plan is to show a high level of commitment to a company, save it for the one that you truly want to be a part of.

In gambling, you don’t know what will happen; there are bets you win and bets you lose. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether an opportunity is worth risking or not.

Read 5062 times Last modified on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:21
Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.