Utilize your second interview to stand out from the pack
The key to landing your dream job is to score high in points on your second interview. There are those who play the game and those who win. Which one are you? Competition remains high for great jobs so be prepared to impress on your second interview. These five statements will set you apart and help you score:
1. “Please” and “Thank You” – Automatic points.
Showing respect and gratitude are similar to adding the Point After Touchdown in a football game. They should be automatic and are easy ways to score points.
2. Show you prepared for the game.
Let your interviewer know that you took the time to research the company before your interview. This will reveal your ability to plan ahead. Be sure to mention a specific way in which you see yourself as a good fit for the organization.
3. Go for the 2 point conversion to score.
Everyone’s a sucker for a genuine compliment. If there’s something you particularly liked (the people, the corporate mission, the interviewer’s punctuality), say so. Way to add a point conversion instead of an extra point.
4. Show them you came to play and ask, “When can I start?”.
Sometimes you have to try for the field goal from the 50-yard line Eto check the win. Chances are you will not see the immediate results of asking this question, but it still could translate to points on the board. Asking this type of bold question, merely lets your interviewer know you are very interested in the job. That puts you ahead of other candidates who will take the “wait and see” approach.
5. Sealing the win.
Finally, when your interviewer instructs you to do something such as send in references or work samples, make sure you follow up with the task immediately.
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