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by Rita Fisher, CPRW/Career Change Resumes
OK., you really want this position. To get it, letís
assume that you will even leave your comfort zone and do something you have
never done before. Are you ready?
Do you want to dazzle your interviewers? Do you want to
knock their socks off?
Here is a proven strategy to do just that. It has been
done with instant success. I have heard of a job candidate who got hired on the
spot after using this strategy. I
canít promise the same results for you but this is definitely a technique to
emulate. I call this strategy: KNOWLEDGE / SOLUTION.
Here is the situation: you have an interview coming up
within a week. Letís say that you are in the marketing field and you have done
enough homework researching the company to deduct that they have a problem
marketing one of their products. They just canít seem to penetrate a certain
segment of the population with that particular product.
Here is what you will do: you will gather more
information (KNOWLEDGE) on the company, the product, everything that is related
to the situation. Of course, you wonít be able to gain the ďinsideĒ scoop
on it but you will gather as much as you possible can to present a valid case.
You will create a killer presentation. Use whatever technology you need to
convey your message but remember: the simpler the better.
When you go to the interview, at the first chance you get
during the conversation with your interviewer, present your SOLUTION. How? Just
wait for a break in the discussion, stand up and calmly state that you
understand from having researched the company that they are having difficulties
with xyx product within the zyx market. Then give your presentation with the
If you are brave enough, start with this approach right
from the start, instantly after the formalities of the introductions. Say that
you would like to propose a solution they would be very interested to hear. Then
state your case, including definition of the problem and discussion of a
complete solutions strategy.
You will be acknowledged as a competent professional, a
go-getter, a true gem. You might even get a job offer right on the spot. Now go
A few more items to tote along to the intervew: donít
forget to take extra prints of your resume with you in case you need to
distribute it to several people. Also, take your references, prepared on the
same stationery as your resume but on a separate sheet of paper. And, donít
forget to immediately follow up with a thank-you letter!
Fisher is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a Career Expert and owner of
Career Change Resumes, a professional resume writing and career marketing firm
that guarantees interviews or will rewrite for free. Rita provides expert help
on presenting your background for the desired career change. FREE e-zine and
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