There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? (Hubbard)
A simple thank you email was sent out by a candidate for a top level job. I got a copy. It helped set that candidate apart from all the others in a quiet way. The next day that email was replied to with an invitation for an in-person interview. That’s a successful email.
I admit it. The email did NOT get him the interview. His phone presence, background, cheerfulness and “can do attitude got him the reply. Still, the email helped.
100 applicants for a job is not unusual. Phone interviews with 10 solid candidates is common. Often the choice between the top 3 candidates is only based on chemistry, the feelings of the moment. So what can you do?
- Send a thank you by email after every interview.
- Also send a paper thank you.
- Dwell on the positive.
- Never complain about a previous job, boss or coworker.
- Tell interviewers what you like about the job.
- Ask for the next interview or for the job.
In the interview be the type of person you most like working with. After the interview, be thankful. That=s an unbeatable combination.
Something To Do Today
Who are the two successful people you most like working with? Make a list of the reasons why you like working with them. What can you change about yourself to add their one or two best traits to your own?