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Testimonials

Dear Diane,

I have appreciated throughout the process your assistance and attention. I have used recruiters several times in the past. Most, I did not feel had my best interest at heart. I know that you are in business to make deals, but I grew to feel that I could truly trust you. You listened and considered my needs as well as your client's. I have been impressed on how you have addressed this process.

I came out of the process thinking quite highly of you, and if ever there is a need, I will not hesitate to use your services in the future. I really appreciate your honesty and hope that I provided the same along the process. 

Thanks,

Sr. Engineering Manager

One of the World's Top Ten Automotive Suppliers

 

Dear Ray,

It was great talking with you yesterday. I greatly appreciate your insight and direction as to opportunities in the Chicago market. As we discussed yesterday, I would like to take a dual approach to my career advancement. I will make sure to speak with you frequently regarding some of my findings and look to you for some additional direction.

      Thanks Again,
      Director of Marketing
      Major Medical Device Company


Dear Ray,

It was a pleasure speaking with you again this evening. Regardless of how this all turns out, I hope that perhaps you have gained something in our conversations. I hope I haven't given you the impression of arrogance in any way. I only know that analytical testing using sophisticated instruments is not simple. Those methods, which are usually turnkey, are often flawed in unexpected ways. Perhaps, if I cannot move your client in the right direction, then there may be other opportunities to work together. Maybe in the capacity of helping me find the right individuals. Heck, you are certainly going to understand this field. But for now, I will state what I believe the right thing to do is. Please know I was honest in our discussions and that I tried to give the most balanced perspective I could. And good luck to both of us as we try to move mountains to help newborns and even change a bit of health care in this country.

      Talk to you again soon I am sure,
      Research Ph.D.


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Interviewing Tips

Introduction:

You always need to "take temperatures" because people have minds and they're changing them constantly. You need to listen to what they don't say. Being prepared for an interview is vital; the following preparation is very unique and effective in conducting a positive interview.

Things to remember:

  • People have to buy you before they buy from you.
  • People hire and accept emotionally first and justify logically later.
  • People are most sold by your conviction rather than by your persuasion.
  • Know your technology, but think PEOPLE.
  • The decision to hire is made in the first 5 to 10 minutes of the interview, with the remaining time spent justifying that decision.

The Candidate Preparation:

Please take these notes to the interview and practice the anticipated questions that may be asked and your answers to those questions. Be sure to practice these steps out loud to yourself before the interview.

  • What are the duties and responsibilities of the position I'm applying for? This is an excellent icebreaker question for the hiring authority and a great start to a successful interview. What percentage of my job is dedicated to administration, supervisory, and technical? (This should = 100%.)
  • What is my number one priority that has to be done before I leave each day? Why? (Priorities are personal.)
  • What are the production or sales goals? What obstacles would prevent me from reaching my goals?
  • What are the short and long term goals set for the person in this position?
  • Have questions for the hiring authority. Questions must be written out before the interview, while avoiding the topic of compensation and benefits for the first interview.
  • Salary - this is a trap question. If the question is brought up, a very good response is "I would like as much as the position will pay" OR "I am currently making $_____. Although I would like an increase, I don't know enough about the opportunity to answer that fairly." Be very careful that you don't short yourself. Be sure to keep in mind your base salary, bonus program, stock options, gain sharing programs, performance bonuses, benefits, etc.
  • Ask for the job! "I haven't interviewed in a while, what is the next step? Can we conclude our business today if all goes well?" OR summarize what you've done that ties in with the new position and ask, "Do I have the qualifications you're looking for?" Then remain silent for an answer. If the hiring authority says, "I'm looking at other people," you say, "How do my qualifications match the people you're considering."

(Your #1 priority is to receive an offer, if this is a position that you desire, your #2 priority is to know the next step.)

ALWAYS SEND A FOLLOW-UP LETTER.

After you leave the interview, it is very important that you call us immediately