For me, the candidates that really stand out go beyond cursory research. For example, I've encountered candidates who have prepared a document with their thoughts on our company's strategy versus our key competitors' - with recommendations for how to make our company more competitive. I've also run across people who have called our company asking for information from our Sales team to see how we position ourselves, what business problems we solve, and how we engage with prospects.
The difference wasn't in what these folks knew or that they'd put forth the extra effort (though that tells you something about a person). No, the key difference was in their ability to engage in a meaningful discussion during the interview process. They behaved like informed members of my team, which made it even easier to envision what it's like to work with them.Read the full posting from Dwayne here
There will likely be at least one session to help you prepare at the upcoming Job Search Jam Sessions, October 1.
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