- Performing your current job very well.
- Letting others know how well you perform your job.
- Having a detailed knowledge of the selection process.
- Flawlessly preparing all of the appropriate application materials.
- Not making unnecessary enemies.
- Knowing who will make the final decision.
- Knowing your likely competitors and how they compare to you.
- Knowing how the incumbent has been regarded.
- Knowing what the decision maker wants maintained.
- Knowing what the decision maker wants changed.
- Having a well-placed friend or two prepared to put in a discreet word for you.
- Being ready to handle the job.
- Looking and acting the part.
- Preparing for the interview.
- Undergoing a mock interview.
- Knowing your weaknesses and strengths.
- Knowing why you want the job.
- Getting your thoughts organized and yourself in the proper frame of mind.
- Avoiding overstatements.
- Having a concise statement of what you can do for them and why they should hire you.
- Wanting it without wanting it too much.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Posted by Michael Wade at 5:53 AM