You spot a job opening and it’s perfect for you. You apply for the job. Then, you wait for a phone call. Then, you wait to get an appointment for a job interview. Then, you wait for them to make a decision. What’s with all the waiting?
Most hiring managers will interview a half-dozen people for the job you want. And all of those job applicants will have skills very similar to yours.
Every year, the folks at Harris Poll and CareerBuilder conduct an online survey of 2,600 hiring managers and human resource managers. When asked about the most unusual things job hunters have done during their job interviews, the managers recalled that…