Punk Rock HR Secret #4

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Hillary Clinton is on to something — another little known HR secret.

  • When you are on a job interview and you cannot take the interviewee seriously, the best thing you can do is laugh at them.

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Laughing during an interview shows strength, it disarms the interviewee, and it puts the whole experience in perspective.

I had two job offers from companies where I blatantly laughed at some of the questions being asked of me by the Human Resources professionals. It’s condescending, yes, but it’s also an effective tool to say, “I’m on to you and I know what this company is all about.”

One quick tip: you might want to laugh a little more than you cackle, but I’m not going to tell you that cackling is a bad thing. It’s not.

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