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If you’re in a proactive executive job search, hopefully interviews are imminent. If you’re like most, you can use some help to ace executive job interviews.
Most people would say that interviewing is stressful. One way to ease the anxiety, and perform better, is to put the time into preparing well.
I’ve pulled together several posts on job interviewing to help you.
How to Land, Brand and Ace Executive Job Interviews
Before the Interview
Prepare to ace executive job interviews with market intelligence, personal branding and social proof.
Research your target employers, know and communicate your personal brand, and polish your online presence to showcase your good-fit qualities, and provide social proof for the claims you’ve made in your executive resume.
5 Essential Things To Research Before Your Executive Job Interviews
Land more interviews
5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews
A knockout LinkedIn profile is one must-do strategy to land more interviews. More in my post, Personal Branding with Your LinkedIn Profile
Get ready to answer the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” query, and brand the interview.
How To Brand Your Executive Job Interviews to Land the Gig
At the Interview
Make the right first impression.
How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview
Captivate them and keep them interested in you.
The Secret Weapon for Job-Winning Interviews
Be prepared to answer the typical questions.
15 Common Executive Job Interview Questions and How to Best Answer Them
Bring with you the due diligence-driven questions you need to ask.
Try to get any of these questions that are applicable to you into the interview:
- What does your best-fit candidate look like?
- Why is the position open?
- What responsibilities in this job are really going to define success for this person?
- What skills and qualities will be most important in this position?
- If there’s a job description, may I see a copy of it?
- What will my first assignment be?
- What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
- [If this is a short-term consulting position] How long do you expect the project to last?
- Any major changes coming internally that I should know about?
- Where do you see this division/company in the next five years?
- How can I demonstrate that I’m a good fit for this position?
- What do you (the interviewer) like and not like about working here?
- [As things are wrapping up] What are the next steps? I’m very interested in this position, will you consider me for further interviews? When will I hear from you? May I touch base in a week to see how things are moving along?
More questions to ask in 4 Essential Executive Interview Questions to Ask the Employer
You Can Even Ace Executive Job Interviews AFTER They’re Over
Don’t forget to follow up every interview with thank you notes to each person you spoke with.
How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?
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