1. If you’re willing to really buy in and dedicate yourself to what the company stands for – you’ll be productive, happy, appreciated and well paid.
2. Write down 3 – 5 ways that you can help the company achieve its goals.
3. When you ask questions, never phrase them in a critical manner, phrase them in a curious manner being careful not to lead the interviewer into discussing any negative aspects of their business.
4. Ask questions in a friendly tone and you’ll get what you want.
5. Never get discouraged if an interviewer begins to grill you, it means that they are good at interviewing and you’re probably going to be surrounded by intelligent people.
Companies that are ineffective are laissez-faire about hiring. If the dig, that’s fine, just give them the information they want.
6. Everyone has their own reasons and way of doing things including interviewing. It’s never perfect, but it’s what works for them.
7. Focus on the positive aspects of the job, you can always find fault, but see where you find benefits and agreements.
8. Every employer looks for job seekers who are dedicated, hard working, effective, decisive, knowledgable and can provide ROI.
9. It’s always good to stress that you want to stay at a company for a prolonged period of time.
10. Listen really closely and determine what the employer wants via seeing things from their view.
11. Know that your chances of getting an offer are better than they are not.
12. Charles Schwab was the first person ever paid $1m a year. He attributed this success to his ability to deal w/ people. His main piece of advice was to show appreciation of people. Therefore, thanking the interviewers for their time would be very wise.
13. Look for things that you share in common with the interviewer and focus less on your differences.
If the results you are seeing are positive, why change? If you don’t like the results, why don’t you experiment?
Unless we have solid proof otherwise, we should always presume that the interviewer is sincere, honest, willing and ready to hire if the right person should cross their path.