Seal The Deal

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A SECOND INTERVIEW

  • A more comprehensive interview. 
  • Preparation is key and make sure you know your subject matter and be able to use any tools that are required in the job.

 MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW UP

  • Always send a thank you letter to the person interviewing you, it show you are willing to go the extra mile and are truly interested in the position. So many people fail to do this and usually the person that does is the one that gets the job. 

HEARING BACK FROM A HIRING MANAGER 

  • After the last interview is completed, a hiring manager should let the candidates know within 48 hours of the last interview. 
  • Sometimes the process can drag out for weeks, and unfortunately this is sometimes due to factors outside the managers control due to funding or contractual obligations of clients, or a multitude of other factors that may come into play. Therefore do not be dismayed as sometimes offers can take an extended period of time. 
  • We recommend that you continue keep interviewing while waiting to hear from an employer. By doing so, you lead yourself to more opportunities and keep your skills honed with other employer.
  • There is no definite answer for this question. A hire could be made the next day or 3 weeks after an interview. Remember, most hiring managers have other job titles and responsibilities and might take some time before making a hiring decision. 
  • The best way to tackle this issue is during the end of an interview ask “when should I be expecting to hear back.” If there is no action taken by the time the hiring manager said there would be, then a phone call or email asking about your status would be an appropriate step. 
  • Never be too scared to ask the hiring manager about the hiring process or giving a phone call. This shows that you are eager to start and is very interested. However, keep the phone calls to a minimum. Like in the dating world, too many phone calls may cause you to become unappealing.
  • Finally do not take too long to reply back to an offer. Understand that most hiring managers want to get started right away. Now they do understand that accepting a position will need some time before a reply, due to other possible offers, family matters, etc., however by the end of that business day when the offer is made or the morning of the next day a decision should be made.

HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY HANDLE A JOB OFFER

  • Negotiation is an essential tool when making a deal and getting paid. However, there should be no negotiation after accepting a rate or salary. Trying to negotiate negotiating after an offer the deal shows that you are more concerned with the money than in working. If you make a deal stick to it!.
  • This is very unprofessional and could impede your progress in finding that “dream job” as the people you are working with will understand your motivation of money and will refuse to work with you.
  • Getting a job offer, to many, is a dream come true. However that dream can quickly fade away if handled poorly. Many candidates are under the impression that when a job offer is made they have the upper hand. This is a terrible misconception. Most hiring managers have at least 2-3 candidates in mind before making an offer.  
  • Although negotiation is not necessarily a bad thing, by trying to get a better salary, earlier start date, better benefits package, overtime hours, etc. may cause the hiring manager to revoke the job offer and pass it down to the next person on line. 
  • Keep in mind that when a hiring manager is making an offer he or she is under the assumption that both parties are in an agreement. If there are any terms that one is unhappy with, then these terms should be negotiate during the begin stages of the interview process.