Conduct An Informational Interview

Written by Michelle Roebuck

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You can also takerepparttar information you gathered from these informational interviews and apply them to a regular one-on-one job interview. For example, you’ll be able to negotiate your salary better because you found out beforehand whatrepparttar 139931 salary range was forrepparttar 139932 job you’re seeking.

The informational interview is almost like a hidden secret for job hunting success, since so few people use this technique. Getrepparttar 139933 advantage over other job seekers by adding this powerful tool to your job search.

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Mastering The Lunch Interview

Written by Nathan Newberger

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3. CONSUME AND CONVERSE You are at an interview and also dining out. This means you need to not only be talking, but also eating. It can sometimes be difficult to do both.

Try and keep these issues in mind when posed withrepparttar challenge of eating and talking atrepparttar 139911 same time:

- YOU ARE IN CONTROL. Don't feel so pressured to talk that you don't eat at all. This can be interpreted as nervousness. - ASK QUESTIONS. When going to an interview, it is always a good idea to have questions. This will allow you get more information onrepparttar 139912 company and show that you have done your homework. During repparttar 139913 meal interview, it will also give yourepparttar 139914 opportunity to actually eat as your interviewer responds to your questions.

4. FINISHING WITH A BANG Unlike that of a standard interview,repparttar 139915 end of a meal interview does not just end with a handshake and a "Thank You". There are other things to keep in mind including:

- DON'T OFFER TO PAY. It's never expected of a job candidate, and you don't need to do it. - NEVER ASK FOR A DOGGY BAG. No matter how deliciousrepparttar 139916 meal was, requesting to take a portion of it home is not appropriate forrepparttar 139917 setting. - REAFFIRM YOUR INTEREST. Letrepparttar 139918 interviewer know how much you would like to work for his/her company. - A "Thank You" AND HANDSHAKE CAN'T HURT. As in any interview, don't forget to thankrepparttar 139919 interviewer for takingrepparttar 139920 time to meet with you. In addition, be sure to be gracious and say that you enjoyed repparttar 139921 meal and endrepparttar 139922 interview with a firm handshake. Make sure to follow up with a thank you letter inrepparttar 139923 morning.

CONCLUSION The meal interview is tricky, but not impossible. With a little guidance and a lot of confidence, you can sail through them with flying colors. Just try to keep these helpful hints in mind. Good luck and bon appétit!

We hope you found this edition helpful Selin, and we promise to bring you even more valuable career advice and tips next month.

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Sincerely, Nathan Newberger, Managing Editor "Helping You Find More Jobs Faster"

Nathan Newberger is the job and career expert at Nathan has over 10 years experience in staffing and human resources. He has worked both as a recruiter and career counselor. Mr. Newberger has been the Managing Editor at for the past 5 years and his articles have helped thousands of job seekers.

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