By Tavia Evans-Gilchrist
October 26, 2007
A job candidates interview performance from the first glance at the resume down to the thank-you note sent post-interview is essential to win over a search committee.
Career coaches agree that a winning candidate is able to deliver a polished and convincing presentation of themselves and their experience at every juncture in the interviewing process. That includes so-called casual meetings with management or even invitations to dinner by a search committee.
But very often, recruiters say, candidates dont realize when the interviewing process has started. In reality, your resume is a recruiters initial introduction to a candidate. And its the first step to nailing the interview clearing the recruiters hurdle. Many times candidates make a poor showing on paper by not tailoring their resumes to the specific position they are applying for.