Part of my Job is to prepare you for the interview. This includes Interview Prep and Debrief afterwards. I understand that candidates do not interview every day – I do. If you were just laid off from your job, after 15 years, that could mean, you have not interviewed in 15 years. A lot has changed since then and you need to be prepared for your interview. I can give you some helpful tips and suggestions that hopefully will help you get a second interview or better yet – the job.
Before the interview you will have all the info. you will need to be successful. You will have the complete job description, details on the job/company and my experiences working with them, as a recruiter. I will ask you to do your own research on them and on the Hiring Managers. We will then discuss what you found.
We will discuss the questions you still have and how to ask them, along with asking some great follow-up questions at the end of the interview. We will discuss how to answer salary questions, goal related questions and how to end the interview.
My goal is to make the interview as painless as possible and hopefully you were prepared and there were no surprises. I will let you know what to expect from me, as your recruiter and what I expect from you, as my candidate.
After the interview, you should call me as soon as possible, while it is still fresh in your mind. I am going to ask you 100 questions about the interview. Questions like: What time did you arrive? How long were you in the interview? With whom did you meet? What questions did they ask? How did you answer? and so on… I need to understand how the interview went and what was the vibe.
The most important question I will ask following your interview is: “Is this still a position you are interested in and if it meets your salary requirements, would you accept?” I am looking for a YES or NO answer. Anything else usually means it is not the right fit for you – for what ever reason.
We are a partner in this process and need to work as partners. I have worked hard in sourcing, finding and recruiting you for the opportunity. I will not let a bad interview stop me in getting you the job you want, need and dreamed of.