How to Ace an Engineering Job Interview quotes Dean Stamoulis

January 20, 2012, a leading online publication for engineers, discusses job interview techniques used by engineering firms with Dean Stamoulis, Global Executive Assessment practice leader.

The fallacy with questions that demand mental gymnastics is that they don’t say much about how the applicant will perform day-to-day work. “What you see is not always what you get,” says Dean Stamoulis, head of the Global Executive Assessment Practice for Russell Reynolds Associates in New York City. He also notes that some of the best candidates don’t make good first impressions, and it’s important to look deeper than an initial perception. Finally, he advises that sometimes what is not said in an interview is important as well. “If an interviewee doesn’t mention others he or she led and name key contributors to past successes, that might indicate he or she is taking credit for others’ work and ideas.”

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How to Ace an Engineering Job Interview