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Final Interview? Here’s a Big Reminder | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 856 There are so many mistakes people make job hunting that are fatal. This reminder is one designed to head off a very painful one.


If you are on a final interview, and you know you been scheduled for final interview big a corporate recruiter has told you, maybe a third party recruiter has told you, wherever is you found yourself on a final interview, I know from my experience doing search, there is a tendency for people to ease up. They ease up, not just simply with the interviewer, but with the rest of their search, too because they think they've got it in the bag.

The thing I want to remind you about today is that rather than focusing in on this 1 job, I would encourage you to keep going pedal to the metal, really driving hard, even though you are scheduled for all final. You see, what I have found over the years is that sometimes, that dark or situation, that situation out of the blue shows up that's even better, but does become apparent to you but you keep going out on interviews.

I can't tell you the number of times that people I was contacted about a job with tell me, "I've got a final." I would tell them, "Terrific! Take your final interview. I have a client that I think is actually better than this 1." I would go through the reasons why and they'll be absolutely right on the money.

"No, "they would whine. "I think I'm done with job hunting." How costly that was. For some of these people and their careers.

You need to be driving hard all the time. I spoke about the importance of networking and continue to network while you're in a new job because, the fact of the matter is, you don't want to be lurching from one job search to another without a networking place, right? Well, from a job search perspective, you don't want to assume that this final interview is finished, closed, in the bag. You always want to be prepared just in case and because another situation can come in that is even better. Pay you more money! Be a better job! How do you know unless you meet with the firm?

I'm not telling you to take that job. I have no idea what the job is. But I'm telling you that sometimes the final interview doesn't work out because you're competing with someone else. As a result, you feel crushed because you let go of a number of things. You keep interviewing. You if someone is inviting you back for a 2nd or 3rd interview, you go! If you choose to take the one associate with the final, great! It's done!

He you imagine what it's like if you start canceling appointments until the recruiter, "I'm close to something else with another firm, " and then have to go back to them... Or have to start from the very beginning of your search.

My reminder is that you just go out and keep interviewing. Keep networking! Keep on interviewing. Until you have the offer letter, until you've walked in the door, ... Better to be safe than sorry. There is no harm here. If you keep going out on interviews.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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