“Analytics is knowledge is power.”
– Francis Bacon
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that guided you through a series of high impact interviews that lead to a competitive offer?
The candidate who is both qualified and develops the best rapport with the members of the hiring team is the candidate who lands the job. Building rapport goes beyond just being friendly. It also involves being engaged throughout the interview process as someone the hiring manager can imagine being successful in the role. To set this vision of future success, you’ve got to be prepared, asking smart questions and demonstrating your interest in the success of the organization every step of the way.
That’s why we’re providing you with a guide that you can print and take with you to interviews to help you document your conversations, guide your discussion, keep track of your notes, assess the opportunity, evaluate your offer and more!
When this lesson is complete, you will be prepared for success in your next series of interviews.
Step 1: View our course video
Step 2: Begin by reading pages 63 and 75 – 98 in The Top Candidate Playbook and complete the exercises within
Step 3: Download the Interview Companion and Track Your Progress Spreadsheet (attached below)
Step 4: Print and start completing the Interview Companion before you participate in your first interview and use it as a guide throughout the process
Step 5: Utilize the Track Your Progress Spreadsheet to keep track of your applications and interviews and thoughts on each opportunity
Step 6: If you need help completing this assignment, view options below under Personalized Support
Step 7: Keep your notes on one place by going to My Coaching File > Coaching Journal > Job Search | Course Notes
private LinkedIn group: join in and connect with other online coaching program participants to share thoughts, ideas and opportunities
resume reviews: connect with Nicki Massman and request your free resume review
graphic design services: request a quote to turn your traditional resume into an infographic or custom designed resume
career coaches: view a list of career coaches recommended by your peers, each with their own unique specialty services
where to look for opportunities: view our list of job boards, places to network, associations to join, executive search firms and more
for students & young professionals: take a look at the resources we’ve prepared just for you
for future entrepreneurs: start here when you’re thinking of freelancing, consulting or starting your own business
Get Strategic About Getting Your Foot In The Door For An Interview
If there is a company and opportunity that you really want, imagine being in the hiring managers shoes and having them hear your name from 8 different sources that they respect and trust. This is the “secret formula” that one recruiter uses to land the jobs she wants when she’s on the hunt. She says, “You can’t help it. If eight people recommend someone for a position, and they are people highly respected by the hiring manager, that hiring manager can’t imagine hiring anyone else.” Keeping this philosophy in mind, how many people do you know at the organization you want to work for or who are friends, former colleagues or clients of the hiring manager who can put in a good word for you? How do you know who they know? You can look up common connections on LinkedIn and Facebook and other forms of social media. Would you like a form to rate the quality of your connections? Take a peek at page 62 in The Top Candidate Playbook.
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