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Money is important, but it’s not at the top of the list. At the end of the interview, close with enthusiasm. State again how excited you are about the position. As soon as you get home, follow up promptly with a thank-you letter or e-mail. It’s proper business etiquette, and it’s an opportunity to provide any additional information that the employer may have requested. Basic background check If a company is interested in you as a candidate, they will verify the information that you gave to them on your résumé and in your interview.
In many instances, your first interview will be with an individual, either a team leader or an HR director. At some point, you will also meet with your potential co-workers. In large firms, this is usually reserved for the second interview because it’s expensive for the company to pull several people away from billable client projects. Be aware of your body language. Make eye contact, shake hands confidently, and smile. You want to be perceived as comfortable, open, and responsive. Don’t send negative signals by physically closing in on yourself.
Don’t mix in family photos or vacation stories. They’re irrelevant to your job search and could easily alienate potential employers. 36 TALENT IS NOT ENOUGH: BUSINESS SECRETS FOR DESIGNERS Conducting your search Think of your search as a full-time job in and of itself. Establish good daily habits to make sure that you’re spending the time and effort necessary for success. You need to pursue more than one lead at a time. You should also be open to the idea of relocation to another city for the right job.