How to Get a Second Interview

Published: Mar 10, 2011

It’s the cliffhanger that’s used in countless TV shows and movies: “To be continued...” We already know that the sequel is never as good as the original, but when it comes to searching for a job, that rule doesn’t apply. Part Two has to be better than the original. When you go on a job interview, your goal is obvious: get the job. But it’s also wise to take a step back and think short-term. If we break the interview process into bite-size pieces, your goal is to get a second interview. Unlike a boxing match, you can afford to let it all hang out in Round One. After all, you’re not guaranteed to see another round. But holding back a little something, a tiny little “to be continued...” of your own, can help you land the second interview.

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