Preparing for a Final Interview | No BS Job Search Advice

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Many years ago, a colleague of mine sent a job applicant I referred to him for a final interview with one of his clients and cc’d me on his confirmation note.

Although he was going to speak with him to prep him for the interview, I took this as an opportunity to offer advice to the job hunter.

This is what I wrote:

This may be obvious but in my many years of doing recruiting, I have learned to never forget to remind people of even obvious details before they interview; after all, people are often distracted from their workdays and forget to do obvious things.

The reminder I have for you is that there is no such thing as any interview being a formality; each one, particularly a final interview, is a chance to “sell” your ability to help solve their problems and help them feel good about hiring you.

Even when you aren’t, always think and act like you are competing with someone else for a job; after all, even when you aren’t, you are competing with the idea “that there is someone else out there better.”


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2012, 2022 


NOTE: I have a very good video course you can rent or buy to help you get ready for a final interview.



Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2300 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, and Amazon, as well as on for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.

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