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Interview Tips

Getting the interview is just the first step in landing the job.  FPC of Raleigh has compiled these articles to help you at every step of the interviewing process. If you have any questions, please speak with your FPC recruiter for assistance.

I Just Finished an Interview. Now What?
You worked hard to get an interview, you researched the company and you presented yourself well to the hiring manager. You left the interview feeling confident. Now what?There are important professional steps you need to take whether you left the interview feeling like this would be the right next step in your career or not. If you want the position, you need to make sure the hiring manager knows you do and is strongly considering your qualifications and potential contribution. If you don’t feel this is the right position for you, make sure you have appropriate closure with the company to keep your professional reputation intact. 

Job Hunting is Your New Job. Here is Your Daily Plan
You’ve just lost your job.   Give yourself a few days to deal with the emotions involved and then get moving toward finding your next position.  Under any circumstances, finding a job can be time-consuming.  Given the current economic climate, those job-seekers that are organized and dedicated to the search will earn the positions. It’s important to realize that conducting a job search is a daily effort.  Here are some guidelines for items you need to have on-hand for a successful job search as well as some help determining your daily structure.

Staying Positive During a Job Hunt
Learn how to stay positive during your extended job search.

Make Social Networking Your Job Search Ally
The importance of social networking sites in the job search continues to grow. Employers increasingly look to “personal” pages on MySpace and Facebook to make very professional decisions, so it’s more important than ever that you take control of your online brand.

How to Negotiate Around High Gas Prices
Job seekers already have plenty to negotiate when meeting with hiring managers, but the rising price of gasoline can no longer be ignored. If fuel costs are an issue for you as a candidate (and it’s likely they are), it’s important to know how to bring up the topic and negotiate through it professionally.

Preparation Before an Interview
 Preparing for an interview will enable you to both positively answer questions and actively participate in the interviewing process.

Presenting at your Job Interview
 It is here that all of your advance preparation will pay off. Your appearance, handshake, eye contact, confidence and ability to both answer and ask questions will set the tone for a successful interview.

Situational & Behavioral Interviews
Job interviews can be relatively mundane.  But what if you are faced with a Behavioral or Situational Interview?

What an Interviewer REALLY Asks
 Sometimes when your interviewer asks you something, he is really probing for something else.

Adapting to Interviewer's Style
Do you and your interviewer share matching communication s, or are they at odds with one another?

Typical Intervew Questions
 How to impress when answering typical interview questions.

Wowing the Interviewer
If someone told you that what you DON’T SAY is more important than what you DO SAY, would you believe them? 

Two-minute Personal Sales Presentation
Your two-minute Personal Sales Presentation (PSP) can make the difference between getting to the next step—or not.

Negotiating Successfully
Sealing the deal on a new job offer that satisfies both the job candidate and the company offering the position requires a specific set of bargaining skills

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