You didn’t see it coming – at least not this fast. The call came in last night and you have until Friday to prepare for that important interview – and today is Tuesday.
What to do!! Don’t panic. You can prepare in three days by using this step-by-step guide.
If you don’t have three days – you may have to stay awake a little longer to prepare by compressing the exercises.
The first step is to get a copy of the job posting and study it. Read it first for content, the second time for words, and the third time for the factors that are needed to do this job – reading between the lines.
Begin to focus on what you have to offer and how you will let the interviewer what you have to offer.
Salary Information and References
One of the most dreaded questions asked in any interview is, “What is your salary expectation?” By doing some research on salaries and what the “going rate” for this type of position is before the interview you won’t be caught “off guard” if they ask you for a number or a range.
Click here for detailed exercises and guide to being prepared on short notice.
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The Interview Coach, Carole Martin, is a celebrated author, job coach, and speaker on the subject of interviewing and recruiting. She is also a contributing writer at Monster.com and featured on talk radio. Carole is using her proven methods for coaching job seekers on competitive interviewing skills in technical and non-technical industries. You can download her free worksheet for determining your Values Exercise at the Interview Coach website. Follow The Interview Coach on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to learn about current workshops and seminars Carole is offering.