Monday, October 19, 2015

What actors can teach about interviewing

ACTION!
Caitlin Boho, CareerBuilder, says auditioning and interviewing have some overlap.

Both are terrifying the first couple of times.

You face pressure and intense competition in both.

She interviewed Aaron Walters, a man with more than 15 years of experience in theatre, TV, radio and film.

He says:

--Auditioning teaches you to think on your feet. Don't get tripped up by an interviewer's questions any more than you would by another actor's weird reactions.

--Remain in the moment.

--Listen to the interviewer.

--Take an on-camera course. You will learn about your body language and voice.

In both auditioning and interviewing, the biggest obstacle is ...you. Self-awareness is key.

Neither the auditioning people or job interviewers are rooting against you. They want you to succeed.

Give them what they want.

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