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 Panther 

Spontaneous, flexible, pragmatic

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Preparing for a job interview - top tips for Panthers

 

  • Following an interview, the most positive feedback Panthers are likely to encounter is they are like spinning tops, iconoclasts, they make change happen, and are energetic. The most likely negative comments are they were too unpredictable and likely to become bored. 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 take charge which is great in many situations but not in an interview. You can describe how you have led in the past but not take control of the interview.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Ensure you prepare properly 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 references 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 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 achieve the correct balance.

 

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?

Panthers are driven by a desire to live life to the full as full-on party animals

 

Panthers are driven by a desire to live life to the full as full-on party animals. The joy of living in the present means they can miss changes going on around them. Learning to be more aware of these signs will help you see change coming and allow more time to develop a suitable response and plan. They can also be prone to overindulge in sensory pursuits and have a ‘live now pay later’ attitude to their health or finances. Some things are too important to gamble with and panthers will avoid distress later if they identify these things early and act decisively. Start positive change now, even small steps and you will feel much better

Panthers can absorb more than many others before noticing the weight of stress

 

So, when they do near breaking point, they often have much to consider. The solution for panthers is to seek support and advice from those they trust. Because you will have supported others generously in the past, they will probably be keen to support you. 

It is useful for panthers to seek alternative ideas and perspectives on the choices they face as they are sometimes too immersed in their own situation to see all the positive options and solutions.

Panthers can be refreshingly blunt, open, and honest, and be especially insightful about other people

 

This can be endearing but can sometimes push some people away. During times of change and upheaval be vigilant in maintaining strong relationships with those close to you.

 

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

Organising, coordinating, and maintaining information and data to support others often play to a natural strength of Panthers.

Panthers would suit roles such as:

  • Front End Developer
  • IT Project Manager

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

Panthers could thrive in roles such as:

  • Planning Technician 
  • Plasterer
  • Construction Manager

Most Panthers are easily bored so enjoy roles which provide plenty of variety and interaction.

Panthers would suit roles such as:

  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Intensive Care Nurse

Many Panthers like to apply their skills to monitor, make or repair things.

Panthers could thrive in roles such as:

  • Electrician
  • Autobody Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer

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

Panthers would suit roles such as:

  • Social Media Strategist
  • Journalist
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