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Monday, 20 Apr 2009

Systematically Handle A Negative
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Monday, 13 Apr 2009

Trial Closes

This week’s job tip is trial closes. The secret to selling is knowing when to close the deal. Good salesmen use trial closes to gauge their customer’s interest. This is contrasted by poor, pushy salesmen who are constantly trying to ram their product or service down your throat.

Like a thermometer, a trial close will help you take the employer’s temperature to better gauge their interest. Several good ones are: a) how does that sound to you? b) can you see the benefit of that? Or c) is that important to you? Practice these repeatedly during your videotaped session. Also, look for non-verbal cues to see how the interviewer is responding to your trial closes.

Finally, remember the rule of ten. If you practice a trial close ten times, you will be lucky to remember to use it once during the actual interview. Therefore, practice them repeatedly.

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Monday, 6 Apr 2009

Include As Many Examples As Possible In Your Interview

This week’s job tip is include as many examples in your interview as possible. This can be pictures of products you have developed or machinery you have worked on or just bringing in some letters of recommendation nicely bound in a ringed notebook.

These are all powerful tools that will help reinforce your interview presentation. As a rule of thumb, the more examples you include, the stronger your presentation will be.

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Monday, 30 Mar 2009

Prepare For The Unexpected

This week’s job tip is preparing for the unexpected. You can never anticipate all the questions you will be asked in an interview. In fact, many times very tough, curve ball questions come up. That is why I have devised a technique called out of left field.

What you want to do is arrange a practice interview with someone to act as your interviewer. Furthermore, you want to video tape it. During this session, you also want to select one or two additional people to randomly interrupt and ask you a lot of off the wall questions. If done properly, this will simulate the types of curve ball questions you may be asked during the actual interview.

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