The big day has come. You’ve sent your resume into a company for a position that was being advertised and the call finally comes. The company would like to meet with you. You have gone through this before, and the results have been the same. A letter follows the interview, telling you that they want to thank you for your interest in their company, but they have found a person who is a better fit for the job, and the position has been filled. They will however, keep your resume on file, and contact you if a position that fits your background opens up.
You ask yourself, “What could I have done to better prepare myself?”, “What could I have done to make a better impression?” At this point these questions are too late. They should have been asked prior to the interview. You cannot call and ask “Can we try it again?” Remember, FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING IMPRESSIONS.
I have been in the employment industry for over 30 years as both a Professional Recruiter (headhunter) and the owner of a Professional Recruiting firm. I would like to share some of the things that I have learned about preparing for an interview and interviewing. While I cannot guarantee that you will get the job, I do believe if you use the method talked about in this book, you can dramatically raise your odds to become that person who is the “better fit for the job” and get that offer.