Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Tip, September 25, 2012

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Today's job search tip: Ask "How did I do?" at the close of or following an interview.  This can be difficult to do and even harder to hear the answer.

BUT, the answer can give you invaluable information that may improve your performance in your next interview.  At the very least, asking will impress the employer and may tip the balance in your favor if the running is close between you and another candidate.

With the economy as it is and the competition so fierce, no job candidate can afford a less than perfect interview.  Requesting feedback can give you information that you can use to out perform the other interviewees.

Feedback can also reveal knowledge skills or abilities that you may need to address in order to be successful in your job search. You may find that you inadvertently used the wrong technical term or answered a question in such a way as to lead the employer to feel you don't have a grasp on the concept (even if you do!).

You may find that you get positive feedback that will serve to help you on those days when you are down in the dumps and wondering if any employer finds you to be n attractive candidate.

Always, "the devil you know is better than the devil you don't."  You need all the information you can get to put yourself in the best position to be hired.

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