Just wanted to put in a plug to say I landed a new job and I fully credit my success in the interviewing process to the interview series.  More specifically the recruiter noted that what put me above the rest was my energy and enthusiasm i showed each person I interviewed with.

This is definitely the effect of CLOSING everyone I interviewed with not only in the interview but in the follow up.  

One other thing that I would like to pass on.  I practiced my answers per the interviewing podcast but one thing I think that really helped in the final set of interviews ( which they flew me up to interview ).  I fully engaged my seat mate and instead of worrying about the interview and studying notes, I got to practice off the cuff back and forth with him for an hour.  I can't really think of a better way to build confidence and loosen up prior to a series of interviews.  

If you have an interview coming up, try and seek out conversation with someone you don't know ( preferably in your industry ) and see if it doesn't help build your confidence and readiness to do it when it counts.



GlennR's picture

Congratulations on your new position. Your story reminds me of the following quote that I've seen credited to everyone from Socrates to Daryl Royal:

"Luck is when opportunity meets preparation."

I continually refer people to this site. Your post is proof that it provides value.

Best of "Luck" in your new position.