Wednesday, January 20, 2010

4 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Set Yourself Apart in a Job Interview

Here are four out-of-the-box ways to make a good impression at a job interview. They're not gimmicky -- they're just plain smart!

In this video by recruiter Peggy McKee, you'll hear about four techniques that worked for her job candidates. Although Peggy works with medical sales professionals, her tips are useful for most job seekers.

Four Ways to Set Yourself Apart in a Job Interview
  1. Bring a thick "brag" book and highlight your 10 most relevant achievements while showing it to the interviewer.
  2. Arrange for an email of recommendation to be sent from a former employer to your interviewer immediately after the interview.
  3. Bring a list of potential clients you already know and have spoken to about the company's product.
  4. Present a 30-60-90-day plan that outlines what you would do to succeed in the company.

More interview advice:
How Do You Interview If Your Interviewer Doesn’t Know as Much as You Do?
The Best Job Interview Preparation: The Behavioral Resume
Interview Help for the Average Joe (or Jane)
Follow-up on Verbal Job Offer


Mark said...

This was marvelous. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. I have contemplated taking in a brag book and have always rejected the idea. After seeing this, I will do it.

the medical sales recruiter said...

Thank you so much for posting my article.
Peggy McKee

Larry said...

This is such great information and the definition of prepared. Every buyer wants to know how the person they are going to pay is going to work for them. I think this applies to every situation in business. Certainly it applies in real estate presentations for the listing. Thanks for sharing.