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02/06/08
Interviewing. Helpful Insight 2.
Filed under: Interviewing, Recruiters, Mature professionals, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 8:57 am

Could not help but bring your attention to
an article by Anne Fisher on how to get
hired by the best companies.  The interesting
thing is that Ms. Fisher’s nice tips seem
more about practice and the preparation
for interviews, not reading how to move
Mt. Fuji!

Highlighted points are:

-  strength of employee referrals (indicate this in
your cover letter, send resume to person, let
her(im) know of interest and interview)

-  relate your responses in well thought stories.
It is helpful to frame them in CAR or SARI
outlines that have been mentioned before.

-  go beyond a simple search for background
research.  Think about financial pages,
customers, retirees, and professionals who
have a broad reach.
    think about more than reputation when
asked the question, ‘why do you want to
work here?’

-  after you say “I” am pleased to be here,
revert to “we” accomplished….., “we”….

-  stay persistent with your interest in working
in a firm.  “Silver medalists” are tracked for
subsequent positions.

Adding two simple items,
+  if you do not fully understand what is
asked, request clarification.

+  be at your ‘likeable’ best, so that your
true self is revealed
.

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