Jaclyn T. Badeau
**Interviewing Tips Alert**
Continuing to share - I was recently on a “Job Hunting During a Pandemic” panel sharing tips on resumes and interviewing based on my experience of reviewing thousands of resumes and conducting hundreds of interviews over my career. Here are 3 additional Interviewing Tips:
1. Thank your interviewer for their time
Showing a genuine appreciation for the interviewer’s time is not only the right thing to do but it shows professionalism. It shows your understanding of the time investment the company is making to find the ideal candidate for the job.
2. Tell the hiring manager and recruiter you want the job
Assuming you feel this way after the interview process, tell the hiring manager and your recruiter that you want the job. This will make your intentions very clear leaving nothing in question as the company moves through next steps in their hiring process.
3. Send a follow-up email/handwritten note
We’ve heard this “must do” for years, but it’s important. What’s even more important is making sure you send the email/note within a day or two of the interview, you customize the message for each of it’s recipients, and reiterate specific attributes you bring to the role to fulfill the responsibilities as laid out in the interview process.
And I’ll say this one again – customize the message, please. I have had many candidates send the exact same follow-up email to each of the interviewers and it lacks personalization for the conversation and time each one of the interviewers spent with the interviewee. Show your thoughtfulness and initiative by writing individual messages to each of your interviewers. More than likely, the interviewers will share the notes with each other…
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