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Ramping up for a job search in 2011

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Highlights from “What Color is your Parachute’ by R. Bolles to get you geared up for that job interview.

It is about the employer. To make a strong impression, tailor your answers to the needs of the employer. Focus on how you are suited on the company’s goals rather than showing that you want to advance your career. What will you bring to the company? How can what you’ve done in the past apply to this position? And, apart from your past experience, what natural talents can you bring to the table that will make a difference?
Prepare 3 or 4 key messages you want to share with the interviewer. Tell your story succinctly. Be specific. Tie these key points to the position.
Let them know why you are the best fit for the job. Of course, you’ve done your homework and know the corporate culture; demonstrate this by asking some good questions about it.
Dress professionally for the job; have a good posture. The interviewer will ask questions pertaining to you past jobs; why you think there is a good fit with this one; what you know about the company and why you think you should have it.
The key is to show up and stand out from the pack. After the interview, follow up with a note to the HR person or the manager who interviewed you.

What’s the best way to prepare for that interview? Working with a certified coach will get you ramped up for it.

What Color is your Parachute. Richard Bolles. Speed Press; 2010.

Written by Michel

January 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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