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  1. Acing your Interview Andrew Davis Synergistech Communications

  2. Overview • Know thyself • Know thy audience • Communicate • Assess the fit • Negotiate • Relax • For more info...

  3. Know thyself • What kind of work do you seek? • industry, location, pace, audience, pay, colleagues, tools, etc. • What are your strengths? • What do you need to earn?

  4. Know thy Audience • Understand the job description • Visit the company web site. Read it. • Read what the trade press, analysts, even employees have to say • redherring.com, vault.com, Business 2.0, FastCompany.com • Anticipate your interviewers’ concerns

  5. Know thy Audience (2) • Show up early • Humor HR; it’s their turf • Dress better than they do • Don’t forget your portfolio • Customize it for their needs • Be prepared to discuss your role, what you think is good, what you’d do better next time

  6. Communicate • Respond to their concerns • Think before you answer • Be specific • Be brief • Don’t ever embellish the truth • Ask whether they’ve heard enough

  7. Communicate (2) • Ask tough questions • Demonstrate that you respect yourself; expect them to do likewise • Let them know you’re interested • Ask ‘where from here?’

  8. Assess the fit • Do you like them? • Can you succeed there? • Will the job be good for your career? • Will it be fun?

  9. Negotiate • Be frank about your priorities • cash, stock, stress, personality fit, benefits, etc • Don’t make fear-based choices • Do your best not to settle • If you do, be aware of it

  10. Relax • Show a sense of humor • Smile and they’ll smile with you • Enjoy yourself • You’re much more likeable that way • Interviews are 50+ percent chemistry

  11. For more info... See our site’s Advice section www.synergistech.com 707-554-9365 866-591-2968 pubpros@synergistech.com