After the Interview – Part 3

Send a thank-you. Immediately after the interview, make sure you’ve written down the names of everyone that interviewed you (preferably, get their business card) and send a thank-you email within 24 hours. Don’t just say “you’d love the opportunity to work for the company,”. It sounds lame and passive, and everyone else says that. Stand out by stating WHY you’re a good fit for the company. Try to integrate something from your interview back into the email.  Read More

During the Interview – Part 2

Interviews are about 3 things: (1) Do you have the skills and experience necessary to do the job? and (2) Are you a good person to work with? No one wants to work with a jerk; and most importantly (3) PROMOTE YOURSELF. Focus on what you can do for the company, not just what you did in the past.

Punctuality matters – DO NOT BE LATE. Read More

Before the Interview – Part 1

Do your homework! –You must research the company and know what they do, what they stand for and more importantly what value you can add to the company. Know their products, their competition and the names of the top leadership. Know their successes and products failures. And make sure they know it!  Tie in a surprising fact or statistic so that it shows you’ve done your homework. Do you know who will be interviewing you? Find out and then do a little research on them. You need to be able to speak knowledgeably about the company in order to create the idea that you’re a good fit for the company. Read More