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16 Face to Face Interviewing Tips

1- The decision to hire is made in the first 15 minutes of the interview, with the remaining time spent justifying that decision
2- The personal chemistry that happens during the interview will account for 75% of the success of your time together
3- Hiring managers accept emotionally first, and justify logically later
4- Hiring managers are more sold by your conviction than by your persuasion
5- Listen attentively to what they say and to what they do not say
6- Know your technology, but think people
7- Dress a notch above how you expect your interviewer to be dressed
8- Make sure you understand the duties and responsibilities of the position, then describe your past accomplishments in a context that supports what they are looking for
9- Do not talk about salary and benefits. Describe what you can bring to the job if you get hired
10- Ask for the job. Ask when you can expect to hear from them. "I'm interested in pursuing this opportunity, what's the next step?"
11- When you answer a question, look the interviewer in the eye and answer the question clearly and spontaneously
12- Thank the interviewers for their time and consideration
13- If it is not known when a decision will be reached, ask if you can phone in a week's time to inquire about the progress
14- Be aware of what your body is saying. Avoid closed postures. Sit upright. Try to find a comfortable position
15- Speak positively of former employers, co-workers and managers
16- You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and establishing rapport is when first impressions are made, and the tone of the interview is set





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