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Employment interviews can be a little scary, but if you prepare yourself you will do just fine. Use the following tips to help you get that interview fright under your control.

Employer's Thinking

What the employer is thinking

General Recruiting Goals

The company wants to attract and hire competent and motivated people who have experience with, or potential for working their technologies.

Recruiting Challenges

The technology job market is extremely competitive, there's a huge demand for technical talent.

General Recruiting Process

  • Hiring manager develops job description and gets approval for the position.
  • Recruiter develops recruiting sources and posts the position
  • Applicants email resumes
  • Recruiter reviews resumes
  • Recruiter phone screens promising applicants
  • Technical team and hiring managers interview candidates
  • Recruiter checks references
  • Recruiter or hiring manager extends offer
  • Offer is negotiated
  • New team welcomes candidate, if applicable

Interviewer's job at the Interview:

  • Make sure that the candidate is comfortable so that he/she can perform their best
  • Ask Technical Questions to assess the candidate's technical knowledge
  • Ask open-ended questions that require more than a yes/no answer
  • Let the candidate do most of the talking, just listen and evaluate
  • Get a feel for candidate's enthusiasm about the company and new technologies
  • Tell all good things about day-to-day life at the company
  • Tell them how the company can make them financially rich :-)

After the Interview

After the Interview: Thank You Letters

The final step in the interviewing process is the thank you letter. Thank you letters are used to express appreciation andstrengthen your candidacy. Don't underestimate how important they can be, as many candidates do not send them. A thank you letter is a great way to influence your interviewer after you have left the interview. If the employer is not sure about hiring you or someone else, a good thank you letter can help sway them in your direction. It can also solidify their decision by reaffirming they have made the right choice.

The thank you letter lets the employer know that you really want the position, which is important because employers believe a person will perform better if they really want the job. It also shows that you are courteous and professional, and gives you a chance to sell yourself once again and emphasize your good points.

Thank you letters should be sent immediately after your interview by mail, email, or fax. If mailed, they should be sent within 24 hours after your interview, or ideally on the same day if possible. They should be sent to each person that interviewed you, or at least the primary interviewers.

All thank you letters should be written in a way to reaffirm your interest in the position. Thank you letters can be either formal or informal. Email and Fax are the quickest ways to get thank you letters to your interviewers. These means of sending the letter is acceptable in these high tech times, but often adding a personal touch by sending a handwritten note can go a long way. Informal hand-written notes help create a personal connection with the interviewer. Formal letters that are typed do not have the same impact as the personal handwritten letters, but they can allow you to "sell yourself" even more by summarizing why you are right for the job, and list any additional qualification you may not have cited during the interview.

Informal thank you notes should be handwritten on appropriate stationary and sent via mail. This could be a simple note card with the words "Thank You" on the front, or a nice piece of plain stationary. Keep in mind that the paper should still be professional. When writing the letter, use good handwriting. If your cursive writing is not legible, then printing is fine.

Formal thank you notes should be typed in a professional style and can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. These letters are typically a little longer, and you can reiterate why you are perfect for the job.

No matter which type of thank you letter you choose, you should always continue to follow professional business standards. Do not use shorthand or emoticons. Do remember to follow grammatical rules, use proper spelling, and formal your letter appropriately. At the end of your interview, make sure that you have the interviewer's contact information by verifying it with them or asking for a business card.

Salary Negotiations

Salary negotiation is more of an art than a science. It usually is one of the most neglected and under-rated aspects of a Job search. I have heard quite a few people say, "I just want to get my foot in the door, and I don't care about how much they pay me to start with. Once I am in, I can get good raise etc." In my opinion, don't ever make that mistake. It just doesn't work that way. Do not accept a position at a salary lower than you know you are worth with the hopes of big raises in the future. The article below by Lee Miller is the best article I have found on this subject. He has also written a book, "Get More Money on Your Next Job", which is very interesting and an informative read.

Principles for Negotiating: The Ten Commandments of Employment Negotiations. Taking into consideration those things that make employment negotiations unique, together with generally applicable negotiating principles, I have developed a set of basic principles which I refer to as The Ten Commandments of Employment Negotiations. These principles, along with what I refer to as the Eleventh Commandment, apply in every employment negotiation.

Commandment 1: Be Prepared

Preparation is critical when negotiating the terms of your employment. The more information you have, the more successful you will be. This is so important that I have devoted a full chapter in my book to preparing for employment negotiations. This is the first commandment because it is the most important single thing you can do to ensure that you get the best deal possible.

Commandment 2: Recognize That Employment Negotiations Are Unique

Employment negotiations are different from other types of negotiations. They are not a one-shot deal like buying a house or a car. When the employment negotiations are over, you will have to work with your former "adversary" on a daily basis; more important, your career success may depend on the person with whom you have just finished negotiating. Therefore, even though you want to negotiate the best possible deal, you need to proceed in a way that doesn't tarnish your image.

By the same token, your future boss will want you to feel good about joining the company. Once an employer has decided that you are the person for the job, the primary concern will not be to negotiate the least expensive compensation package the company can get away with. Rather, the main focus will be on getting you to accept the job. As a result, employment negotiations are unusual in that both sides share that same basic goal.

Commandment 3: Understand Your Needs and Those of Your Prospective Employer

Any employment negotiation is going to involve trade-offs. To be successful in this type of negotiation, you need to examine your own priorities. What is it that you want? Are comfortable with a low salary and a large equity stake? Do you feel confident that you can meet the requisite criteria to earn a bonus? Are you able to handle dramatic swings in income from year to year? How important is job security to you?

Understanding your needs will also help you determine what type of company you want to work for. (For example, a family-owned company might offer a larger salary than start-up company, but the same start-up company will offer stock or stock options that a family-owned company typically will not.) Regardless of the type of company you are considering, an employer may not be able to give you exactly what you want. There are numerous institutional constraints on how much a company can pay for a given position or what kinds of benefits it can offer.

Understanding what you want and what a company can do within its own organizational and budgetary constraints will enable you to determine what trade-offs are possible in order to maximize what you get. This knowledge will also enable you to walk away from a job when a company cannot offer the type of compensation package that suits your needs.

Commandment 4: Understand the Dynamics of the Particular Negotiations

Sometimes you will have skills or experience for which there is a great demand. You may be the only qualified candidate to have made it through the interview process, and the company would like to hire someone quickly. Similarly, if you have been able to defer discussing compensation until the company has determined you are the best candidate for the job, your bargaining position will be greatly strengthened. These are enviable positions to be in.

On the other hand, you may in fact be one of several candidates the company is considering, any one of whom it would be happy to hire. Under those circumstances, compensation may be the key factor in determining who gets the job. Sizing up the situation and understanding the relative position of each of the parties to the negotiations will help you determine when to press your advantage and when to back off.

Commandment 5: Never Lie, but Use the Truth to Your Advantage

Honesty is important. If you lie during the negotiations, sooner or later you are likely to be caught. Once you are caught lying, you lose all credibility. Even if you don't lose the job, you will be placed at a tremendous disadvantage, and your future credibility on the job will be undermined.

On the other hand, total candor will not be rewarded. You are not required to answer a specific question directly unless the answer helps your position. You can determine what you want to say and how you want to say it. One element of preparation is to understand those areas which may be problematic so you can rehearse how you will handle them when they come up.

Commandment 6: Understand the Role That Fairness Plays in the Process

The guiding principle for most employers in determining what they will agree to is fairness. Within the constraints of their budget and organization structure, employers will usually agree to anything that is fair and reasonable in order to hire someone they want. Appeals to fairness are the most powerful weapon available in employment negotiations. Sometimes such an appeal may even convince an employer of the need to adjust its salary structure or increase the amount of money budgeted for a position.

You should be able to justify every request in terms of fairness. If the cost of living is higher where you're going, it is only fair to have your salary increased sufficiently to compensate. If comparable executives in similar companies are given one percent of the company's stock, you should be treated no differently. Your prospective employer will want you to accept its offer and to feel that you have been treated fairly. Understanding the importance of fairness as a negotiating principle can make the difference between success and failure.

Commandment 7: Use Uncertainty to Your Advantage

If an employer is not certain what it will take to recruit you , its initial offer is likely to be close to its best offer. If you have divulged too much information, it will likely not offer you as much as it might have otherwise. By not disclosing exactly what your compensation package is or exactly what it would take to get you to leave your current job, you will force a potential employer to give you its best offer.

Commandment 8: Be Creative

You may not be able to get everything you want, but you want to be sure to get everything you can. Focus on the value of the total package. Look for different ways to achieve your objectives. Be willing to make trade-offs to increase the total value of the deal. Limit your "requirements." When you lock yourself into a position, you limit your ability to be creative.

If you are creative, you can package what you want in ways that are acceptable to the company. You will also be able to find creative "trades" that allow you to withdraw requests that might be problematic to the company in return for improvements in areas where the company has more flexibility.

In the end, however, you still must get the company to agree to those elements of the deal that are critical to you. If you are not able to do so, or if have to give up too much to get what you need, perhaps this is the wrong job for you. However, before you insist on any particular term in your employment package, be sure that it is really essential. By insisting on a particular term you may be giving up something of greater value; you may even be giving up your chance to get the job altogether.

Commandment 9: Focus on Your Goals, Not on Winning

Too often in negotiations winning becomes more important than the actual goals that are achieved. This tendency is particularly problematic in employment negotiations. Not only is it important to focus on achieving your goals; it is also important not to make your future boss feel like a loser in the negotiations. Remember, that this person will control you future career. You will have gained little by negotiating a good deal if you alienate your future boss in the process.

Commandment 10: Know When to Quit Bargaining

There comes a point in every negotiation when you have achieved everything that you could gave reasonably expected to achieve. At that point you should thank the person you are dealing with and accept the offer. If you don't recognize when to stop negotiating, you run the risk of having the company decide that it made a mistake by offering you the job in the first place. Most companies will want to treat you fairly and make you happy, but few companies want to hire a prima donna. Being perceived as greedy or unreasonable may cause the deal to fall apart. Even if it does not, you will have done immeasurable harm to your career with your new employer.

Commandment 11: Never Forget That Employment Is an Ongoing Relationship

This is the most important commandment and cannot be overemphasized. Employment negotiations are the starting point for your career with the company. They set the tone for your employment relationship. Get too little and you are disadvantaged throughout your career; push too hard and you can sour the relationship before it even begins. How you handle the initial negotiations can have an impact, for better or worse, on how successful your tenure with a company will be.

Following the Ten Commandments of Employment Negotiations and employing the negotiating strategies described in my book will enable you to effectively negotiate the terms of your new employment. Once you have done so, you will be able to start your new job confident that you have achieved the best possible result. If you do your job well, there will be opportunities to negotiate further improvements as time goes on.

Interview Checklist

Before the Interview

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses, goals, skills, etc
  • Research the company
  • Rehearse what you plan to say
  • Practice answers to common questions
  • Prepare questions to ask the employer

During the Interview

  • Make sure you arrive a few minutes early
  • Be aware of nonverbal communication. Situp straight, look alert, speak clearly and forcefully, but stay relaxed. Make good eye contact, avoid nervous mannerisms, and try to be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
  • Follow the interviewer's lead, but try to get the interviewer to describe the position and duties to you fairly early in the interview so that you can then relate your background and skills in context
  • Be specific, concrete, and detailed in your answers. The more information you volunteer, the better the employer gets to know you
  • Offer examples of your work and references which will document your best qualities
  • Answer questions as truthfully and as frankly as you can. Answer honestly, while trying not to say more than is necessary

Closing the Interview

  • Don't be discouraged if no definite offer is made or if no specific salary is discussed
  • If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected, do not let your discouragement show. Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested may seem to discourage you to test your reaction
  • A typical interviewer comment toward the close of an interview is to ask if you have any questions. Use those that you've prepared
  • At the conclusion of your interview, ask when a hiring decision will be made. Then thank your interviewer for his or her time and express your interest in the position once again

After the Interview

  • Take notes on what you feel you could improve upon for your next interview
  • Write a brief thank-you letter to the interviewer indicating your interest within 24 hours of your interview
  • If offered the position, one to two weeks is a reasonable amount of time to make a decision. All employment offers deserve a written reply whether or not you accept them

Do's and Don'ts

What To Do....

  • Do express yourself clearly with a strong voice and good diction and grammar.
  • Do pay close attention to your personal appearance; dress to your advantage.
  • Do make concrete goals in planning for your career.
  • Do offer a firm handshake.
  • Do look the interviewer in the eye (but don't stare him or her down).
  • Do fill out applications neatly and completely.
  • Do have as much knowledge about the industry, employer, and position as possible.
  • Do take criticism gracefully.
  • Do equip yourself with a strong knowledge of the company.
  • Do have prepared questions about the employer and position.
  • Do display a sense of humor.
  • Do display self-confidence.
  • Do bring a pen and small notebook with you to the interview.
  • Do remember the interviewer's name and use it during the interview.
  • Do take time to think before answering difficult or unexpected questions.
  • Do take an extra copy of your resume and a list of references with you to the interview.
  • Do follow-up with a thank-you note restating your interest in the position.
  • Do contact the employer by phone if the interviewer does not contact you one week after the time from which he or she indicated you would be notified.

What Not To Do....

  • Don't be overbearing, overaggressive or conceited.
  • Don't show a lack of interest or enthusiasm.
  • Don't emphasize money as your main interest in the job.
  • Don't expect too much too soon - be open to the idea of starting at the bottom and working your way up.
  • Don't make excuses for unfavorable factors on your record.
  • Don't condemn past employers or institutions of education; keep comments positive.
  • Don't display a marked dislike for schoolwork.
  • Don't be indecisive.
  • Don't display intolerance or prejudice.
  • Don't interview unless you are interested in the job...don't just "shop around."
  • Don't be late to the interview.
  • Don't state specific geographic restrictions.
  • Don't contradict yourself in responses.
  • Don't take notes during the interview - jot down your notes immediately after the interview.
  • Don't forget: YOU control the content of the interview.
  • Don't glorify your past experiences - getting into a job for which you are under qualified is not recommended.
  • Don't assume that all employers will be delighted to hear of your plans for graduate school.
  • Don't smoke, chew gum, etc. even if offered or if the interviewer does so.

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