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CANDIDATE PREP SHEET

COMPANY INFORMATION
1) Review job keys/job description/short term company problems

2) Visit a store to understand concept, or visit specific location.

3) If possible, review client WEBSITE

 

 

INTERVIEW INFORMATION

    1. Review the Interviewer’s name, title and interviewing style

 

  1. 2. Discuss Interview procedure and expectations.
  • • Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.

• Call interviewer(s) by their first name.
• Make good, not constant eye contact.
• Be “up” and enthusiastic.
Know your resume. Don’t read from it.
• Cite specific examples from your career that will benefit the company.
Ask your questions.
• If interested, get yourself a second interview scheduled.
Do not discuss money, benefits or any matters of convenience.

 

3) Make list of questions:

  • • How can I have an immediate impact?
  • • I want to ride your coattails, where are you going?
  • • Where will the company be in five years?
  • • What are your expectations for the candidate you hire?
  • • How do you measure performance?
  • • How do I move up?

 

Money question

• You can certainly say what you were making previously

• If they ask you “WHAT /HOW MUCH ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? “
THIS IS THE DIPLOMATIC RESPONSE:

 

AT THIS POINT ,  I’M INTERESTED IN PURSUING THE OPPORTUNITY…

I’M SURE THAT WHEN WE GET TO THE OFFER STAGE…EVERYBODY WILL DO WHAT’S FAIR “

 

DRESS

  1. 1) Men-Wear a dark, conservative suit (depending on client). White shirt, conservative tie.

Woman- Female blouses and jewelry should reflect conservative style.

  1. 2) Bring resume and light brief or portfolio.

3) Never carry a cell phone or pager with you into an interview.

 

FOLLOW UP

1) Go home and write a short, 3 paragraph note of thanks.

2) Call me back & tell me what you are feeling: the good, the bad, & the ugly.

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