You are excited! They want to have you back for a final interview! But if you’re like most people, you aren’t preparing for the most important part.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter.. I'm a coach who helps people
professionally in a variety of different ways
and i want to talk with you today about the most important bit of
final interview preparation you can do . . . and no one does it because people get so
excited! "I've got a final interview!. I'm meeting the poohbah for this
department! The one out of whose budget I'm gonna
get paid!" And they forget to do homework and this
is the most important bit of homework that a person needs to do.
What you need to review going into this round of interviews
is what the rough edges were in your background
for this role that surfaced in the course of the interview.
As you think back on the previous round or
rounds of interviews, some part came up as being a little deficient, right? No one
is perfect . . . and even if you are, you're competing
with other people. Because, even if they say, "this is a
formality. You're just going to meet so and so
and they're just going to give you a rubber stamp,
That is a lie. That's a lie because there's no such thing as a rubber stamp
and you're always competing because you may be competing, not against another
person, but against the idea that there's
someone better out there. So review what it is that's the rough
edge and proactively, in the interview, be
prepared to deal with it. For example, they want someone who's managed 50
people. Somewhere along the line in the
interview, you mentioned you managed 25
and then in the interview, when you're asked about management experience
you say, "You know, in earlier rounds, I said 25 but
i realized between direct and indirect reports i
had like 50, 55 people." that's an example of how you deal with it proactively.
you don't wait. What you do is you bring it up in the course of conversation
and clarify the previous misconception you gave them
Always try to deal with these points proactively
because you don't want to be in this situation where you're turned down
and then they say, "i think we'll just keep looking."
That always feels horrible because you're being rejected
for an idea, rather than reality.. Again, always review what the rough edges
are. See if there's a strategy you can use
to deal with it. If you're not sure what you can do is come to my website
which is i have two options there for how you can
ask me a question.One, you can leave the question there and
i'll reply with a three to five minute video
or number two is you can schedule 15 minutes of time with me
and we'll we'll talk it out through that.. Either way is fine.
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Hope you have a terrific day and be great take care!


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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