Everyone wants to do their best during a job interview, especially if it’s for a position you REALLY want.? But did you know this…If you’re one of the first candidates interviewed for a job, odds are you will not get hired???
The first candidates frequently get overlooked simply because, after all the interviews are complete, the interviewer forgot details about the first person.? In case you want to change your old interviewing style or maybe get a little shrewd with it, I have stumbled across these strategies you might?consider the next time you’re interviewing for “a big job.”
- Pay attention to when you’ll be interviewed.? If you are offered an interview, for example, on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, select Wednesday.? A mid-week interview will be close enough to the end of the week (many hiring decisions are made Wednesday through Friday), yet far enough from the beginning of the week to be remembered.? If you are offered a choice of time for your interview, select something close to the end of the day.
- Follow-up the interview.? You would be amazed at how many applicants never follow-up their interview.? And those who do frequently take so long, their follow-up is meaningless.? Make sure you follow-up your interview at the latest, the very next day.? Some might say the next day is already too late.??You can make a follow-up phone call, email, or my personal favorite, a card.? Mail your card to the interviewers the same day so that they receive it with in 2 days of your interview.? And here’s the clincher…enclose something of value to the interviewer.? Perhaps it’s an article about the company or special news you learned about?through internet company research.? Although I caution you, not everything on the internet is fact!
You must consider, professionalism will take precedence over any one tactic you practice.? Someone that is professional, represents themselves positively, effectively, and articulately will always have my vote.? But simple things such as what time you?interview and what you do after the interview?can send a powerful message.? These 2 simple tips will leave a lasting?impression with the interviewers that will pay off.
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