Interviews like sales calls, are an investment in yourself, your career, and your future. To see them as anything else is a mistake.
To put it bluntly, you can’t get an opportunity you don’t interview for.
If you’re not willing to invest the time in preparing for your own future why would any company want to invest in you? Not all interviews will be winners, but those that aren’t still provide value. The secondary benefits of any interview are the people you meet, the personal exposure, and the relationships you develop long after the initial encounter.
You Want to Leave with Options
The purpose of any interview is to gather information, sell your top skills, build trust, and take the next step forward. The ultimate goal is to be invited back for another meeting or to be presented with a compelling offer.
Sitting in an interview and letting your mind wander, contemplating whether you want the job or not, is a waste of everyone’s time. The only goal of any interview is to gather information, present your skills, and get invited back. You can make the choice when it’s offered, at that time, whether to move forward or not. Don’t let hiring managers make it for you!
During the interview you need to stay focused on demonstrating your skills, selling yourself, building trust, and gathering information.
No Second Chances--You’re Career Depends on Your Sales Skills
Interviewing is a high-stakes game. When you understand your future’s at stake, adequately prepare, and manage your first impression; you’ll be on your way to a rewarding sales career. After all, if you’re working towards mastering your craft as a sales professional, you’ll need to become exceptional at selling yourself….