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Include more than one interviewer: The use of multiple
interviewers greatly increases the reliability of the process.
Different interviewers in separate, subsequent interviews
are more likely to agree on the right candidate.
Take detailed notes: Note taking creates a professional
atmosphere for the interview and makes a candidate
feel respected, listened to and encouraged. And since
human memory is limited, most interviewers can't
remember every candidate's answer to every question.
Making a set of specific notes for each interview also
allows interviewers to be specific about why they
came to certain conclusions about candidates.
Excerpted from: http://www.businessnewsdaily.
HOW TO ACE YOUR
When you interview for a job, make sure the hiring manager
knows you have the necessary skills and that you'd be a
good fit at the company, but also, just as important, make
sure you convey how enthusiastic you are about doing the
job. Here are seven tips for mastering the job interview.
Show enthusiasm. Make sure you show your eagerness
about both the job and the organization. Start by
making sure you know everything you should about the
position and the company before the interview begins.
THE SWEET SPOT FOR INTERVIEWEES
According to Glassdoor, the best time to interview is 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday. Remember, your interviewer has a world of responsibilities
beyond hiring. They're responding to emails, balancing projects,
and meeting tons of other candidates so it's crucial to consider
when they'll be in the best mental state to meet you.
10:30 a.m. Tuesday is the sweet spot because you:
* Avoid the bookends. On Mondays and Fridays, employees
gear up for the week or wind down. By the same token,
avoid the first or last slots of any workday.
* Avoid lunchtime. Immediately before noon, your
interviewer may be too hungry to concentrate;
immediately after, they may be in a food coma.
But there's a caveat. Research shows it's best to take the earliest
interview slot "in circumstances under which decisions must be
made quickly or without much deliberation because preferences are
unconsciously and immediately guided to those options presented first."
Bottom line: If the firm is hiring for a job starting in a few
months, try to interview late morning between Tuesday through
Thursday. If the firm is hiring immediately, grab the earliest slot.
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Emphasize how you can help the employer. Explain
how your previous experience and your fresh ideas can
solve problems and make a contribution at the new job.
Tell specific stories that illustrate your
accomplishments. Come to the interview prepared with at
least three experiences you can describe to illustrate how
you tackled challenges and met and surpassed goals.
Say how much you want the job. Look the interviewer in
the eye, say you want to work for her and why. Let her know
of any other offers you've got or interviews you'll be having,
and make it clear that you favor this job above all the others.
Refer to notes. Use a notebook as a cheat
sheet of stories to tell and points to make in the
interview. Then ask the interviewer if she minds
if you take notes during the interview.
Ask how you compare with the ideal candidate.
Before the interview concludes, ask how you
compare with the ideal job candidate and how
you stack up against other applicants.
Follow up. Rather than a simple thank-you letter, write
a detailed note addressing any hesitations about you
that may have come to light during the interview.
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