“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:
- 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.