Follow-up and Final Interviews


The novice and experienced job seeker think there is no difference between initial interviews and follow-up interviews. Therefore, they do poorly on initial interviews. The second big mistake candidates make is doing poorly on follow-up interviews. Follow-up interviews are like the postseason playoff games in sports. There’s a great deal more intensity and they are quite different than most people imagine. This Tutorial prepares the job seeker to be successful in follow-up and final interviews.

I can’t tell you the number of times candidates... my own candidates... call me after their initial interview and proclaim that, “I got the job!”, then proceed to explain to me that they have another series of interviews they have to go through. But, since they did so well on the initial interview, they just know they got the job. Wrong! Follow-up interviews, that is, interviews beyond the initial interview... and I’ve seen as many as 16 for one candidate... are totally different than initial interviews. The players change. The criteria change. And when you get three or more people involved in the decision process, it becomes political.

This tutorial prepares you for the “playoff season.”


"The very first interviewing cycle that I got involved in after taking this tutorial... I got the job. Best advice in the whole program."

- Stephanie L., Salt Lake City, UT

"As a hiring manager now looking for a job, I totally forgot all of the politics that go on in hiring. I’ve been so busy trying to find a job, I just forgot. Thanks for reminding me of what I already knew I wasn’t paying attention to. My interviewing is going much better now."

- Sebastian B., Baltimore, MD