Interviews and Linkedin Profiles

“I hear you make a killer Baklava.”

What a great way to break the ice at the start of the interview.  Find something interesting and personal and out of the ordinary to get things off to a good start.  Shows your creativity and differentiates you.  Linkedin is a great tool to help you.  Before an interview, study the interviewer’s Linkedin profile.  I go to the recommendations that people have written about the interviewer.  In those recommendations, I found the mention of the interviewer’s “killer Baklava”.  Also, look at the recommendations that the interviewer has written for others.  People tend to use words in recommendations that reflect what they feel are important traits.  Words such as:  hard worker, ethical, determined; can give you insight into traits that the interviewer values highly.

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