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 Falcon 

Ingenious, outspoken, strategic

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Preparing for a job interview - top tips for Falcons

 

  • The most common positive feedback for Falcons following an interview is they are like imaginative, iconoclasts, provocative, advocates, and energetic. The most common negative comments are they were too unpredictable and likely to become bored before finishing a task. 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 rambling stories and anecdotes. You are a natural performer. This can be entertaining in social situations but must be curtailed in an interview where your answers need to be specific and relevant.

 

  • As a naturally flexible and spontaneous person you should be ready for unexpected questions or situations and be able to adapt your behaviour or answers accordingly.

 

  • Do ensure you have prepared fully for the interview. Do not be tempted to ‘wing it’ or ‘see how it goes’.

 

  • Here is a checklist of the essentials: discover and adhere to the company dress code, be well groomed, on-time, check and stick to realistic travel times to reach your destination, research the company and the role you have applied for, take a folder containing your qualifications, certificates and reference if you have been requested to bring them along, telephone 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 naturally good at describing your skills eloquently but do ensure you do not come over as 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?

Falcons generally respond well to change

 

They like variety and action and seek change rather than avoid it. Perhaps too much? They can neglect to finish something before starting the next project. It is good to keep things fresh and varied but do finish the important tasks on time. Clear signs of stress are obsessing with your health, fitness and details that are usually unimportant.

Falcons are daydreamers and spend more time than most animals imagining different scenarios

 

Falcons are daydreamers and spend more time than most animals imagining different scenarios. This draws them to seek change far more than others. This can be exhausting for those close to them. Be careful not to create so much change that you overextend yourself and become stressed. They are persuasive debaters.

 

Be careful not to win the argument but lose friends and allies. Falcons can be refreshingly blunt, witty, and be especially insightful about other people. This can be endearing but can also push some people away.

 

Be extra careful not to alienate those closest to you; you may benefit from each other’s support in the future.

Falcons are the biggest risk-takers

 

Falcons are the biggest risk-takers so need to learn to think things through carefully before deciding, especially about the big things like changing career, partners or where they live. Of course, taking a risk can work out well. Falcons are natural entrepreneurs, so falcons can win big in life. Equally, they are prone to reckless behaviour. Getting the balance right is often the key to a Falcons level of success in life.

 

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

Falcons like to analyse, discuss, and create new ways to present information and data to support the team or company goals.

Falcons would suit roles such as:

  • Front End Developer
  • Security Manager

Falcons have a natural interest in action and solving immediate problems by thinking on their feet.

Falcons could thrive in roles such as:

  • Town Planning Technician
  • Electrician
  • CAD Designer

Most Falcons are easily bored so enjoy roles which provide plenty of debating, variety, and interaction.

Falcons would suit roles such as:

  • Psychologist
  • Paramedic
  • Teacher or Teaching Assistant

Many Falcons like to apply their skills to create new products.

Falcons could thrive in roles such as:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial Designer

Falcons like to express their creative side, especially when they can be spontaneous and autonomous.

Falcons would suit roles such as:

  • Interior Designer
  • Sales Manager
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