Interview Follow-up (Step Five)

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5 Steps for Answering Difficult Interview Questions With Ease

You're interviewing for a job you're really excited about. You've researched the company's history and products, and prepared answers to all the typical interview questions. After you sit down with the hiring manager, you're hit with an unexpected question that stops you dead in your tracks. What do you do next? Preparing for an interview is...

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How to Develop a Follow-Up Strategy

It’s no secret that GetFive members who land a new position inevitably mention how much of their success was a result of persistent follow-up calls, letters, and emails to the key decision makers. Even for people who see themselves as good conversationalists and who are unafraid of reaching out to people, these follow-ups are not...

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How to Turn That Rejection Into a Job Offer

No one relishes the idea of being rejected, personally or professionally. While you can’t do much (and probably shouldn’t) to convince a person who declined a date that you’re a real catch, it is possible to change the mind of a rejection-inclined hiring manager. What’s more, turning a rejection into a job offer can benefit...

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How Job Hunters Can Show They're a Fit

Say you’ve done everything right, followed The Five O’Clock Club's job search method, and landed an interview for the perfect job. Even when everything seems right on paper, a hiring manager’s decision often comes down to something elusive called “fit.” What is this “fit,” and how can it help you connect with your future employers...

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Pest or Pro: A Quiz to Help You Master the Art of the Post-Interview Follow-Up

Who doesn’t like hearing “thanks?” Virtually, everyone – including hiring managers – appreciate expressions of gratitude. In one survey, 91 percent of hiring managers polled said they liked it when job candidates sent some message of gratitude after an interview. [1]But everyone knows there’s a fine line between looking like a true professional and coming...

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Perfect Your Interview Follow-up to Build Relationships and Influence Hiring Managers

Job-seekers employ a range of tactics that they believe will get them jobs. They work with search firms, build their social media connections, network and contact companies directly. These strategies often lead to interviews, but they don’t necessarily move the needle when it is time for a company to decide whether you’re the right person...