How To Land The Job Interview

How To Land The Job Interview

An ideal employee is eager to turn in the best possible results; has an infectiously great attitude; is happy to participate in the spirit, energy and success of the business; understands the enormous power of first impressions; and most of all, brings to work that extra 20 percent that I define as pure passion. Here’s how to put your best foot forward and land the job:

1. During the actual interview, your manner should be friendly, but don’t waste precious time engaging in small talk about the weather, the Pittsburgh Steelers, or how you feel about meringues in general. 

2. If you plan on taking notes during the interview, mention that right off the bat. 

3. Make it clear to the interviewee that you plan to treat all information uttered and taken down in their office in the utmost confidence.

4. Never forget what an interview is all about: uncovering as much as possible about your goals, aspirations, personality, and work ethic to find the best person for the job.

5. Don’t be shy and speak up if you have questions. It’s better to know in advance rather than finding out it isn’t a good fit later.  

-Colin Cowie

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