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Old 12-06-2015, 07:58 AM
Location: Western Pa
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Little background, A company hired a Technical Account Manger , lady did not accept job. I was part of the 2nd round of interview * was not in first round , not even resume on file*

First interview completed, 2 days later asked to come back.. Down to (2) people. ( from what they say)

I get the basic premise of what to do , I am looking for that SOMETHING SPECIAL TIPS to totally blow competition out of water.

( appreciate all the help on this forum, one of , if not the best, group of posters I'v experienced on the net)
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:46 AM
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Nothing special that you can do.

Just be prepared.

Do through research on the company.

Have two or three really good questions to ask when the time comes.

Memorize names of the people that you interview with and be sure to use their names of often (people love to hear their name).

Best wishes.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:17 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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You need to fully understand what they need (ask what they're biggest pain points are) and describe the ways you can add value. Don't be vague (vague=empty promises).
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:30 PM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I hate asking g questions during the interview whether first or second because I read the website (if I don't know about the company already) and it is hard for me to really think of questions that are relevant that aren't covered in the job description or company website. This has worked for me I. Five of my last oh 12 interviews over the past year and a quarter.
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:51 PM
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the questions shouldn't necessarily be the kinds of questions that could be answered in a website or job posting (i mean they can be if you have them, but it's ok if you don't). instead, think of "do you have any questions?" as an opportunity to evaluate whether the job is a good fit for YOU. ask about the workplace culture, your potential supervisor's management style, what a typical day or week in the job looks like, what people in the position before you did (or could have done) that made them truly excel, what they would expect you to accomplish in your first year.

another question you should always ask if it hasn't been answered already is "what are the next steps in the hiring process?" because that is just good to know!

approaching questions this way also has the advantage of making you look very confident and thoughtful. a good manager wants you to not just try to do or say everything you can to get the job, but to really give some thought to whether this is a good position and workplace for you to be in. they want you to be thinking about fit as much as they are.
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