3 Job Interview Follow-up Tips that Work

You rocked your interview. Now what? Keep the momentum going with these follow-up tips. From sending a ‘thank you’ note to following up on next steps, we’ll show you how to stay top of mind and seal the deal.

The bottom line is that following up after an interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. By sending a thank you email within 24 hours, you show that you’re interested and motivated. And by sending a handwritten note within a week, you seal the deal. If you want to take your follow-up game to the next level, check out my interview coaching session. These tips will help you sound confident and prepared in any post-interview conversation. Thanks for sticking with me until the end – I hope this was helpful!

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Interview Tips for High School & College Grads

Listen high school and college students, graduation is around the corner. Before you know it will be June and you will be walking on that stage to get your diploma or college degree. Phew…you’re almost there…just stay focused. After that faithful graduation day in June 2022, is when the real work begins as you start your job search and job interviews. Preparation is key in any situation, and job interviews are no exception. By knowing what to expect and practicing some interview techniques, you can feel confident and ready for your interview. Keep reading for some tips on how to make a great first impression!

1. Do your research on the company and the position for which you’re interviewing.
I can’t emphasize enough how important this tip is. It can make or break your chances of making a good impression on the interviewer and exhibit your interest in the company overall. You have the internet at your fingertips with your phone or your computer, use it to get your research done to prepare for your interviews. Please take notes of your research to help you with talking points for the actual interview.

2. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer about the company and the role.
It is extremely important for you to understand, you are interviewing the company as much as the company is interviewing you. Ask questions about their company morale, overall working conditions and environment and overall what some of the current employees have to say about the company. You want to make sure that this company’s environment is for you. Don’t be afraid to ask hard questions about adaptable is the company to change in their marketplace. Those are just a few things you should ask them.

3. Practice answering common interview questions ahead of time.
Since you may be fairly new to this process, please practice responding to common interview questions, like you would rehearse for your lines in the school play or practicing a speech for your next presentation. You should practice with someone that will be able to ask the common interview questions and will provide honest feedback after the practice interview is completed.

4. Dress professionally and make sure your hair and makeup are done nicely.
This next tip should be common sense but based on my professional experience, adults will surprise you…and not in a good way. I have unfortunately seen and heard people showing up for a job interview with jeans and wrinkled t-shirt with sneakers but expect to be taken seriously in the interview. If you are going to take the time to attend any job interview, even if it is for a fast food restaurant, please dress professionally. No matter how the staff is dressed, please present yourself as a professional.

The most important thing you can do when it comes to your job interview is prepare. Be sure that you know the company and position well, research what they’re looking for in a candidate, and practice answering any questions they may ask. A lot of people think they don’t need to study anymore once their application has been submitted – but this couldn’t be more wrong! Remember, an interview isn’t just about how good you are at answering questions; it also shows them how much preparation went into getting there. If you want some help preparing or if you’re interested in learning more about our Interview Consultation Service, connect with me by click here.

I know the excitement of preparing to start a new chapter can be exhilarating and scary all at the same time but these tips are here to help you on your career journey. If you are still have questions or need help putting your career path together, go ahead and connect with me here.

The Love-Hate Relationship with Job Interviews

We’ve all had that nervous feeling right before your next job interview. It’s nerve racking to say the least. If you’re new to the job search and career space, I completely understand your anxiety around interviews. Half the battle is the level of preparation that takes place before the interview takes place. The other half is keeping your “nerves” under control while you worry about how you will be perceived by the interviewer. In any case, you will still need to be mentally and physically be prepared. Each type of interview requires diverse preparation, which I talk about in this video. If you are looking for interview coaching before your next job interview, go here.

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You’re Selling Your Employable Skills….For a Fee

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What type of interviewer are you?

How do represent yourself in an interview can truly make or break your chances of landing the career opportunity or getting lost in the shuffle with the other candidates that didn’t get hired. How do you make sure you positively stand out from the other candidates?

You kill the competition by being interested in the people interviewing you, showing interest in the company’s direction and how your skills fit into that vision. Do your best to establish a fruitful relationship while listening to them respond to your questions.

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How Does Selling Affect your Career?

We’re all familiar with the image of the “pushy” salesperson peddling their products & services trying to force it down people’s throats…although they’ve been told “NO”…I’m not interested.

This image has damaged the true value of the art of selling. Let’s face it, we have to sell…in an #interview for your #career opportunity, in #sales presentation for a business, in showcasing #consultingservices or whatever #business transaction takes place.

Learnining how to communicate your value is extremely important and it’s no different in the #job market.

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Show them what you can do…

How can you separate yourself from the other candidate in your next #jobinterview? Begin a #professional version of show and tell during the #interview

Do you have sample project displays you can show?

Do you have a video demonstrating your skills, knowledge and abilities you talked about in the interview?

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Two Interview questions you need to ask, if you want the job…

Every #jobinterview is different but you must prepare thoroughly for each one. Both you and the interviewer should be asking questions to decipher if you are a fit for their organization or is their organization a professional fit for you. The only way for you to know this is by asking key questions in the interview.

I talk about 2 of at least 15 questions specified in my self-directed #interview prep resource, which you can find here.

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Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically – Part 4 of 4

We have come to the final Part 4 of the 4 Part Series, Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically.

In Part 1, we addressed the question, “Why should I hire you?” and how to respond to get a positive feedback from the interviewer. You can check out Part 1 video here

Part 2 tackles the next difficult question, “How do you handle deadlines?“. Part 2 helps you to say strategic things to establish a better rapport with the employer #interviewing you. You can check out part 2 here.

Part 3, we explored how to answer the question, “Have you ever been fired & why?”. Part 3 helps you to honestly and strategically respond to the employer by packing it professionally. Go check out Part 3 here.

Let’s get into Part 4…

The difficult question we are wrapping up with… “What are you weaknesses?”. You have to understand what employers are looking for when they ask this question. They are not necessarily looking for your weaknesses, they are listening for how you overcome those weakness or shortcomings. If you are looking for direct coaching through these and other key interview questions,
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