Assume that you are a well-qualified applicant who is applying for a mid-level leadership position and are 1 out of a total of 150 applicants. Assume that there are at least 15 other candidates who are equally qualified. Why do you need to be well prepared for a job search? What must you know and do so you don’t sound like the rest of the candidates? Consider the following:
- Do you know how to strategically organize and design a resume that gets the reviewers’ attention?
- Do you know how to differentiate yourself in your response to the inevitable question, “Tell us about yourself”?
- Do you know the best order in which to be interviewed and how to get that “post position”?
- Do you know when to stop talking in response to a question?
- Do you know how to read the “body language” of the interviewers?
- Do you know what questions to ask at the conclusion of your interview?
- Do you know how to frame a final statement at the conclusion of an interview?
- Do you know how to present yourself as someone who is likeable and a good fit?
- Do you know how to adjust your interviewing approach as you move from screening to committee to leadership to Board interviews?
- Do you know how to “close the deal” if you are a finalist”?
- Do you know how to negotiate the best deal for yourself if you’re offered the job?
- Do you how to make a good impression during your first 100 days?
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