Skip to main content

Buzz Quiz

 Eagle 

Leader, decisive, analytical

Learn more about your animal type

 

 

 

Preparing for a job interview - top tips for Eagles

 

  • The most common positive feedback for Eagles following an interview is they are determined, focused, strategic and organised. The most common negative comments are they were too bossy, domineering, and single-minded. What are interviewers likely to say about you? Here are some tips to help you do well in the interview.

 

  • As a naturally good talker, able to think on your feet, you should be able to provide detailed answers to questions you are asked. Be careful not to talk for too long. Your answer should just refer to the question you have been asked. Listen carefully to each question. If you are asked for two examples to demonstrate a skill or experience then give two, not three or more. If you would like to add more ask if you can, do not assume.

 

  • Do not interrupt the interviewer when they are speaking. You can tend to go off on lengthy stories and metaphors. You like to perform and entertain. This can be appropriate in social situations but must be curtailed in an interview where your answers need to be specific and relevant.

 

  • As a naturally organised person you should be well prepared for the interview. You will be appropriately dressed, groomed, on-time, have researched the company and the role you have applied for and have a folder containing your certificates and references if you have been requested to bring them along. You may have even rung up beforehand to find out how long the interview will be, how many people will be interviewing you and if there are extras like tests or group discussions. All this preparation will serve you well. Fewer surprises on the day will put you at ease and help you retain control and composure.

 

  • As a naturally direct and objective person you are likely to interview well when you stick to the questions being asked and do not ‘put the world to right’ by offering your frank opinions on business inefficiency or controversial topics. Save your pearls of wisdom until you have been offered, accepted, and been working for the company beyond a probationary or trial period. You are likely to describe your skills clearly but do ensure you do not sound arrogant or insensitive. Share your possible answers with a friend before the interview to ensure you get the balance right.

 

Coping with change

 

As humans we are programmed to look out for danger and to avoid it. This helps us survive. We grow to like familiar things and prefer to avoid change. We can see change as a potential threat.  However, some change is inevitable and most change is not a threat, but we are programmed to be wary and suspicious of change which can cause stress and unhelpful patterns of thought. We have a big brain which can make us worry in a big way. Our personality has a huge influence on our response to change. 

Does change affect you the way it does people who share your personality animal?

Eagles can appear tough and resilient to others

 

They pride themselves in being internally strong. They tend to push through challenges and learn what they can from them. They can be excellent detached observers, like an eagle soaring high above problems both making the problems seem smaller and bring potential solutions in to view within a bigger, wider perspective. Your inventive and active imagination serves you well when things are changing. You have the drive and determination to keep going when others falter. But when you cannot think of answers it is important to seek help. It is not a sign of weakness. The advice of trusted people can help you get back on track far more quickly and rediscover your independence and strength.

Eagles can have a low threshold for putting up with other people’s faults

 

They can quickly label others as weak, ignorant or incompetent. Although there is a place for blunt and honest feedback, it is probably not when you or those around you are stressed and vulnerable. It is better for you to focus your energy on solving the problem itself and not turn on the people involved, especially if they are weak, ignorant and incompetent!

Eagles can try and do everything themselves

 

If you want a job doing well, do it yourself.' During changing times this can cause stress to themselves or others. Let other people join in and share responsibility. They may not reach your high standards, but they will be more invested in helping everyone cope better with the changes. Taking people along with you generates team-spirit.  

 

Job suggestions for Eagles based on Leeds City Region key sectors: 

Eagles are natural organisers of information and have a keen eye for details. Eagles would suit roles such as:

  • Database Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Technical Architect
  • Data Engineer

The Eagles natural ability to produce consistent and high-quality work whilst thinking on their feet is suited to roles such as:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Cad Designer
  • Mechanical / Electrical Draughtsperson

Eagles are often natural leaders and managers of services, departments, and projects. They generally support people with a decisive, long-term, and unsentimental approach suited to roles such as:

  • Care Assistant
  • Social Services Manager
  • Veterinarian

Many Eagles like to apply their entrepreneurial flair to create new products. This can be achieved in roles such as:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Machine Mould Maker

Eagles can enjoy applying their creativity and project management skills in roles such as:

  • Sales Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Manager
Back to top