Final Interview Checklist

These are a few things you need to do and organize in order to be prepared for final interview.



I have done many videos and podcasts about 2nd interviews but this one is about a final interview whether is the 3rd, the 5th, or the 19th interview. This is about your final interview.

So you know it is the final interview that you are coming in for… Here are several things I want you to check off in your mind  as being important for you to execute during the interview.

  1.  Don’t walk in thinking and acting like you have the job locked up. You don’t.  I can tell you from experience so many instances of people who thought they had the job and blew it in the last round.There are a million ways that people make the mistake, but I just want you to arrive NOT thinking that this is all locked up. Unintentionally, 1 of the famous people wind up doing when they think they have it is that they emotionally sit back as though they have their arms folded and appear disinterested. Knowing that you don’t have the job locked up, you always want to be selling yourself, looking out for situations where you can continue to promote who you are and what you can do for the firm.
  2. Be friendly. Look for opportunities to laugh. If someone makes a remark, it’s okay to chuckle about it an add on to it as long it is not as it is not racist, sexist, homophobic… You get the idea. You also want to be professional, too.  You don’t want to convey the message that all you do is laugh and joke Like a “good old boy.” You want them to be sure that you can be serious minded and professional.
  3. Prepare questions to ask. .  You may have heard slightly different things from people who have interviewed you so far that you can clarify here about the nature of the role and what the expectations are. You want to clarify these at the final interview. “I just want to clear up one thing in my mind. When I spoke to one person, they mentioned this. When I spoke to another, they said something slightly different. I just want to make sure I get your input about what this is.”
  4. Check out your proximity to power and authority and how important the work is. This 1 is for more senior professionals. The kind of work they can be easily eliminated during tough times is work that you don’t want to be associated with. You always want to be associated with work it’s going to be seen by leadership that runs the business.



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