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September 12, 2019

How to Show Enthusiasm in a Job Interview

Well known fact: If two job candidates are about equally qualified and equally skilled in interviewing, but one of them conveys more enthusiasm–more passion, to use the current jargon–that’s the one who will get the job. But not everyone knows how to show enthusiasm in a job interview.

As an interview coach I’ve worked with many job seekers who initially said nothing about enjoying their work, loving their occupation, or being excited about anything. Most of these job seekers, I knew, felt passionate about their work; they just weren’t bringing it into their interviewing.
Often these were people in scientific or engineering professions, but not always.

Is it possible your interviews are lacking this key ingredient for success?

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September 9, 2019

How to Ask for the Job at the End of an Interview

Before I became a career coach I was, at times, a job seeker. I was always a bit puzzled by the idea that I should “ask for the job” at the end of an interview.

How would that sound? “Will you give me this job, please?” Laughable. Depending on the tone of voice, this could sound either like begging or an impatient whine! Then I imagined just bluntly saying, “I want this job.” Better, but abrupt.

And what were they supposed to answer? “Oh, well, now that you ask, sure!” Yeah, right!

Here’s what it’s really about, and how to do it.

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