A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you have been removed from the job market for an extended period of time. Related: #1 Secret For An Interview-Snatching Phone Screening It is one thing to sell on paper with the resume and another thing to sell in person at the interview. Regardless of whether you have been out of a job for an extended period of time, are looking to change careers, or are still employed and seeking a better opportunity, the key to conducting a job interview successfully is a result of a number of factors. However, one of the more defining factors is the relationship you establish. People hire people they like. Even if one candidate is more qualified and experienced than another, without a good relationship there is minimal chance at securing the job. The same goes for referrals. When you are referred by an existing employee, your chances are much stronger than a candidate who applied simply as a result of finding the opportunity through a job board ad. So the question becomes how do you develop a strong enough relationship from a job interview to strengthen and lock in your chances at a job offer?
January 02, 2015