Career Corner with Liam Horan – How to approach a second interview & diplomacy rules when being interviewed for your boss’s job.
Q: I’ve just been called for a second interview for a job. I’ve a lot of experience in the sector, and know I’d be a good fit for the position. I felt I did very well in the first interview and am now just wondering what more I can do second time around. Any thoughts? (LR, email)
Q: I’m going for an interview in my own company next week. I’m currently a senior salesperson in the business and the position of sales manager has come up. To be honest, I don’t think the current incumbent has done a good job. He has been slow to introduce innovations and hasn’t built good relations with his sales team. He’s just got a new position in another company and, as far as I can read it, most people here are happy he’s going. How blunt should I be in my assessment of his performance. What are your thoughts? (Laura, email).
Liam Horan, Managing Director, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to Aidan Crowley of Community Radio Castlebar, in Career Corner – a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.
Community Radio Castlebar has a licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland to provide a community radio service to Castlebar and the surrounding environs and was established in June 1995. The station broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours per day. In June 2007 the station was awarded a further ten year licence for the period 2007 to 2017 on the basis of the business plan submitted to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. The station is managed by a company by limited guarantee which has a board of thirteen directors elected from the general membership. The membership is made up of three groups representing local statutory agencies, voluntary and local business groups and individual members of the community. The mission statement of the station is: “The service should reflect the needs in the local community as well as educate, entertain and inform its listeners”