Remember that old expression:
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”?
Well, it definitely applies to interviews.
Most candidates know that, of course. But here are two points that most candidates don’t usually appreciate (especially the younger ones):
You only get one chance to make a LAST impression.
The last impression is a LOT more important than the first impression.
How you finish the interview is critical to the impression you leave behind when you walk out of the interview.
Because, at the end of the day, when the hiring manager is contemplating different candidates, all they have left to help them make a decision are their notes and memories.
That’s all that counts.
So finishing strong is critical.
Here’s a quick tip:
Ask a compelling question that shows how genuinely excited you are about the job and not just the money. Because they already know you like the pay. But they need to hear that you truly want to be there.
Remember that free training webinar I told you about yesterday?
The one where I teach five interview “upgrades” that boomers, Gen Xers, and other experienced candidates can use to position themselves as THE knockout candidate that hiring managers will fight over to hire – even if several millennials are also vying for the same position?