There are two main interview techniques to be employed to impress your interviewers and increase your advantages of winning your dream job.
Finishing Off by Indicating Interest
- Have a few good questions to ask towards the end, but not too many in the first interview.
Some examples of appropriate topics can be found below:
- New or existing position?
- Responsibilities and priorities?
- Reporting relationships?
- Financial, human resources, equipment and time resources?
- Criteria for measuring success?
- What are the next steps?
- What might the future look like?
- Do not initiate any discussion about remuneration at the first interview; however be open and honest if the interviewer asks.
- Ask (if you have not been told) what the process will be after the interviews have been completed.
- Have a couple of positive comments to “re-cap” the positive highlights of the interview. Reiterate your strengths.
- If you are genuinely interested, say so.
- Leave the interviewer with a good impression – smile. Firm handshake. Do not blow it by relaxing too soon.
- Immediately after the interview, write a follow-up letter regardless of how you think the interview went. The letter should be brief, relevant and:
- Express appreciation of time and opportunity.
- Re-cap/emphasise salient points.
- Add points which you did not cover.
- Reiterate/elaborate how you can contribute.
- Express interest in continuing dialogue.
- If you have been asked to send further information, ensure this is done quickly and efficiently.
- Call your career manager and discuss your impression of how the interview went.
- What kind of position are you looking for?
- Why do you want to work in this industry/company?
- Why did you leave your last position?
- What did you do in your previous position?
- How was your time allocated?
- What did you like best/least about it?
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