You’ve worked hard on your resume, and you finally networked your way to the right person. This is your chance: you’ve got an interview coming.
What now? Wing it and hope for the best?
Should you leave it up to chance?
Our advice – definitely not.
Here are 4 tips that will help you stand out from the crowd & land the job!
This first tip goes without saying – PREPARE!
- Be ready for the interview!
Recruitment agencies often offer coaching in this area to get you ready by asking some of those offbeat questions most people are not usually prepared for.
Those strange, unexpected questions are being asked more and more as a way to test your thought process and your ability to think on your feet.
- Get to know the company, what is their mission, what do they stand for. Take it a step further and learn a little more about the individual that will be asking you questions.
If you find common ground or a similarity between you and the interviewer it could help to “break the ice”.
- While qualifications obviously matter they are not the only reason people get hired on. Emphasize and highlight what you can bring to the table.
- After you leave the interview, email a thank you note within an hour. Then follow up in 3 days, and again in a week. Let them see your interest and remind them why you would be an iDEAL fit!
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