So you’ve sent in countless resumes and finally landed yourself an interview. Now what? The Harvard Business Blog suggests seven rules to follow next time you’re face to face with your potential employer.
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Harvard Business Blog’s David Silverman suggests, for example, that apart from shutting up and listening, you can “answer the question you wish they’d asked” when being interviewed. This means pre-empting your interviewer instead of waiting on them to ask follow-up questions like “What did you do at your last job?”
To the extent that companies appreciate employees who exhibit some initiative, anticipating rather than waiting for the next question can place you in a more favourable light. And as much as you’d like to come across as polite, taking this leap can serve you well in the interview process. Among the post’s more obvious tips? Dress the part and show interest.
If you do well enough to land the job, be sure not to tip your hand when negotiating your salary.
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Ace The Interview [Harvard Business Blog]