Prior to an interview, are you spending any time researching?
Not just the company, but how about the hiring manager?
Hopefully, you know who you’re interviewing with, a few days prior to the interview.
What can you find out to give you an “edge”?
Can you reach out to those individuals who work for the hiring manager to find out more?
Ask, why do they think they were hired? What helped to set them apart?
Can you find out what initiatives the team might have slated for the next 6 to 12 months?
Have the hiring manager think or say: “Wow, you’ve really done your homework”.
Put on your detective hat and raincoat, light up that cigar if that helps (don’t inhale), ask some questions over LinkedIn, one clue or person can lead to another and then to another.
Formulate a story…
Become your inner Columbo.
“Just one more thing…”