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Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Talent Strategies

How to Persevere and Prepare for Your Next Interview

One of the most common questions in the job search and interviewing world is “Why didn’t I get the job!?” To many, rejection causes their job search to stall. Some, however, view this as an opportunity to improve their interview technique and will enthusiastically say “NEXT!”

Interviewing is a wonderful exercise in self-assessment, and what degree of command exists over key skills like articulation, concision, and (perhaps above all else) tolerance: specifically, how well the interviewee can deal with rejection. Candidates can embrace the chance to continue analyzing, tweaking, and trying again. Persistence, to this effect, is critical in every job search.

A job hunter needs to be honest, and ask questions like:

  • Why was the successful candidate considered better qualified?
  • Were any opportunities to articulate value to the organization missed?
  • Would the position truly have been a good fit?
  • How selective is too selective, when it comes to job opportunities?

For an in-depth look at job-search advice and how to cultivate your personal bran din the process, read Elinor Stutz’s article on Personal Branding.

Guest blogger Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC, (800) 704-1499, was honored by Open View Labs with inclusion in their international list of “Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2012.” Elinor authored the International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, Sourcebooks and the best selling career book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews”, Career Press. She provides team sales training, private coaching and highly acclaimed inspirational keynotes for conferences. Elinor is available for consultation.

Repurposed from: http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/interview-rejection-to-selection/

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