Words from the Wise 23: Voltaire

 In 25th Anniversary, Articles, Careers, Words from the Wise

This is a series of posts that uses a quotation by a famous person from history to make a point about career management. Take a moment to reflect and see whether you can start using this wisdom as you start managing your career.

Voltaire said:

“Judge not a man by the answers he gives but by the questions he asks.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“The questions you ask at the end of an interview are often more telling than the answers you gave to the questions you were asked. Omit this phase of your preparation at your peril.”

The lesson? “Practise, practise, practise.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

You spend several hours preparing for an interview: thinking about the questions you may have to answer. The interview goes well and finally the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” Not having thought about questions you should ask, you politely say, “No, I think you’ve covered everything, thank you.” Yes you were polite, but you didn’t give the interviewer any additional insights into your initiative, your creativity, your character. In short you missed an opportunity to score some extra points: later on you wonder why you didn’t receive an offer.

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Centuries ago – according to Homer – Proteus guided Jason and his Argonauts towards their home as they tried to return from the Trojan Wars. The team at Proteus Consultancy is passionate about helping you find your true career path. Look at our sessions and programmes, or just get in touch to book your free career consultation.

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