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Job Interview – The water test

A GREAT résumé, the right answers in the interview and stellar references may not be enough to nab the dream job in a competitive employment market.With so many qualified Capture d’écran 2014-06-18 à 08.20.15candidates out there, employers are able to be much pickier. We all know that presenting well in the job interview is important but you may be leaving the wrong impression without even knowing it.

There are a few little-known tricks employers use to see if you’re the right fit for them.

One of these is the ‘water test’. A candidate is given a glass of water at their interview and at the end of the interview, as everyone is getting up to leave the room, the interviewer will pick up his/her own glass and look to see if the candidate will do the same. The crux of this little test is to see if the candidate is polite and considerate, and offer to clean up after themselves or if they’re the type of person who leaves things behind and expects someone else to do the dirty work.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Workshop’s Jamie Kwong reveals how the water test works in a job interview |



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