Regardless of how experienced you are at job searching –
– how many jobs you discover which fit your skills and background – – how well your LinkedIn profile and resume are written – while all of this is significant – and necessary information helpful in landing a job – Bottom line: the results of your actions (good or bad) will come via the actual interview –
On the other hand – Everything leading up to the interview is what prepares you to receive the job offer.
Here’s a list of the order in which you should prepare and organize yourself to be ready – and primed – for any interview and up your
opps of landing the job offer:
While a solid LI profile goes a long way in helping hiring pros find
your Profile, unless you include the specific and unique words needed to
capture and keep their attention, although well qualified for the job they’re hiring you for YOU may be disregarded.
It must capture a hiring pro’s attention, engage and have them
calling you for an interview. Hiring pros say a Cover Letter is far better,
than a resume, at introducing you, your skills and background.
More and more companies are pre-interviewing
potential candidates via phone. Know how to respond to these pre-interview
questions and this limited time will allow you to strategically
present yourself, your expertise and your accomplishments to ensure
you land the interview.
an interviewer is bound to ask, is imperative. While these may
seem useless questions, they are designed to bring out
information about your experience, skills and background
you may not have thought valuable.
Once you have a few simple strategies under your belt, you’ll
yourself and exponentially up your opportunities to land the job.
Sending a simple after-interview thank you note can help
seal the deal.
Believe it or not, hiring pros do like thank you notes. They help remind the interviewer who you are, your skills, background; and what they like about you, your skills and background. And can further help them make the decision that you are the best person for the job.