What Is the Secret of People Who Always Get Job Offers?
What is the secret of people who always get job offers?
I'm on the other side of the table now but when I was interviewing I'd get offers over 90% of the time.
Here are some of the things I did:
1 Before the interview I'd do as much research on the company and position as possible.
I'd research the company website, if they are a publicly traded company I'd do research on their annual reporting to their shareholders.
If I knew my bosses name I'd research them on LinkedIn to see if someone in my network knew them.
If someone knew them then I'd reach out to my friend or relative and I'd ask about them and ask for them to put in a good word for me.
If I know someone inside the company I'd ask them about the company and about the role I was interviewing so I could ask some good questions.
2 On the day of the interview I'd make sure to eat something a few hours before the interview to calm down my nerves.
I'd show up 30 minutes early to ensure all the things that can go wrong like a traffic accident are accounted for.
And often times I'd do a dry run to ensure I know exactly where the building is located.
3 During the interview I'd give a firm handshake, I'd smile during the introduction, I'd make eye contact with everyone interviewing me, when I'd make a mistake answering a question I would apologize and be gracious.
4 After the interview is completed, I'd make eye contact and smile again and end with a strong verbal, "Thank You, I really appreciate your time and the opportunity."
5 The next day I'd follow up with the recruiter or contact person that coordinated the interview with the question, "When can I expect a response, yes or no or next steps?"
6 I'd follow up again one week later.
If I receive a "No" response I'd try to ask them where my gaps were and thoughts on how I could do better next time I interview.