Thursday, February 8, 2018

Creating Your Interview Mindset - Pt 2

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

You have it nailed, right?

(Continued from Part 1)

The company has called you in for your first interview. (Yes, there is often more than one!)

Are you ready? Let's see...

  1. Do you have and can you give acceptable reasons for leaving your last job?
  2. Have you practiced salary negotiation?
  3. Are you fully aware of the interview styles and methods for this particular industry?
  4. Can you list, without looking at your resume', 10 of your marketable skills and abilities, including personality traits?
  5. Could you pass a drug test if the interviewer wants you to take it on the spot?
  6. Can you comfortably talk about the company's products, services, mission statements, goals, and even competitors?
  7. Are you ready to follow up immediately with thank-you notes, either by email or snail mail, or both?
  8. Have you prepared a good list of intelligent questions to ask the interviewer? They expect it; don't forego this opportunity.
  9. Do you have a card or other piece of info, other than your resume', that you can leave behind?
  10. Are you dressed appropriately? Do you smell OK? Are your tattoos covered?
The more prepared you are for your interview, the better. Often, the interviewer is as nervous as you are. Help them to feel comfortable. Know your stuff, be authentic, and don't forget to smile!

Best of luck to you.