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When You Know the Answer

Here’s one sure way to impress your interviewer

➔ Most job seekers know the importance of doing their homework before going into an interview. What’s more, most interviewers take note when candidates clearly do their homework on the company.

As important as doing your homework is, doesn’t it make sense to play that card whenever possible?

Let me tell you what I’ve learned

If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know the feeling. You spent so much time doing your homework on the company before the interview only to walk out without mentioning it. Anger. Frustration. Any number of feelings and emotions would be considered appropriate here.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you’ve done your homework and the interviewer doesn’t present an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge, there is no rule or law that says that you can’t broach the subject. Almost without fail the interviewer typically asks if you have any questions. Here’s your chance to get your foot in the door.

“I’ve noticed that (your company) has (recently done this, or) seems to (promote that)…” Or, “I was reading that (your company) recently…”

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to plan or prepare such a comment or question based on your homework so that, should the need arise, you’re ready to make your case.

To paraphrase an old adage, your homework is a terrible thing to waste.


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