Nailing the Job Interview


nailing the job interview“You’ve done all the right things in the job search.  You’ve infiltrated the ideal company and networked through others to gain an audience with the hiring manager.  You’ve created a killer resume.  And, now you’re scheduled for a telephone or face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.  Don’t let all that hard work go to waste by flubbing the opportunity.

Right or wrong, strong opinions about the suitability of a job candidate for any position are made in the first 7-seconds of a face-to-face meeting.  Within the first two to three minutes of the conversation, a decision has been made.

Omaha Career Networking’s Scott Vowinkle will facilitate a group discussion, complete with audience participation, in order to demonstrate the right things to do to “nail the interview”.  Come prepared with the following to get the most out of the session:

  1. Pen/Pencil
  2. Paper
  3. A written job description of a position you are applying for, or would like to apply for.  If you’re not comfortable sharing a specific local position, find a similar position in another city.  Use Indeed.com, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com if that’s easier.  You’ll get more out of this session if you can find a specific job description for a position you would want.

Here is the handout from Tuesday evening, Download power-interviewing.


About OCN

Jeff Quandt is an Inbound and Digital Marketing Strategist and owns On-Q Marketing LLC. He helps the members of the OCN through understanding their personal brand, how they have to market themselves as the solution to a hiring manager’s problem, and offers a personal LinkedIn Counseling session for any member of the group.
Jeff is a corporate refuge that has been laid off several times, so he is very familiar with the job hunt process, the ups and downs, and the success at the end of the tunnel. Keeping a positive attitude with the end goal in mind is crucial to a job seekers success.
Today as a business owner, he is constantly looking for work, he knows the process well and it makes no difference if you work for someone else or yourself, you need to be the solution to someone’s problem to get paid.