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Howard Cattie: Why Being Interviewed First Can Mean “Last” in a Job Interview

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That is a unique topic, what does it mean?

In your experience as a career coach and mentor with Career Oyster, have you noticed a negative trend with interviewing first versus interviewing later in the interviewing process?

So, what about the possibility that the first candidate sets the precedent for the other candidates. Is there a possibility that if you’re a great interviewer, there won’t be anyone else that comes along that’s a better fit for the position?

Now, I can also imagine that they may not have everything solidified for the position, like the job duties and responsibilities, if it is a new position. How does this impact to being the first candidate brought in for an interview?

Are there any other con’s to being the first interview?

Now, how do you keep yourself from being the first candidate interviewed? How do you determine their sense of urgency?

So what’s your advice for scheduling interviews?

So, by asking these questions you, the candidate, can get a feel for where they are and try to schedule toward the end of the round one process. Once you’ve made this assessment, what is the next step?

What final message or piece of advice would you want to express to job seekers regarding this topic?

Howard J. Cattie, Jr.

CareerOyster -  “Specialist” Coaches for your Career!

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