Special to CareerPath® by Dewey Sadka
This article is fourth in a five-part series
All employers use certain practices to select their no. 1 candidate. Why not slam dunk your interview by learning how to win approval and be selected? You can practice on your own or create a role-play scenario: interviewer vs. jobseeker. It may sound a bit goofy--the idea of talking to a mirror or embarrassing yourself in front of a friend or relative--but it's worth your time. Follow these five steps; it may very well mean hearing a "yes" instead of a "no!"
This step is vital. Show your interviewer, with your close, that you're professional. If you forget to close, chances are you lost.
How to critique yourself/others: Did you sound like you really wanted to work? Did you look the interviewer in the eye and give them a solid handshake?
So, you know all the steps! Now prove you want the job. Show them you have willpower and discipline. Be forthright. Maximize your interview and networking hirability.
Author Dewey Sadka has been an employer in the US for over 25 years. He sold one of the nation's largest staffing companies, Temp Force to the global company Randstad. Currently as the career coach for AARP and CareerPath.com, he creates career path clarity with his Color Career Indicator 4.0now the world's most accurate. Check out his advanced technological assessment and counseling support program at www.deweycolorsystem.com.
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