When pursuing job opportunities and balancing multiple interviews and offers with several companies, chances are, you’ll be at a different stage of the hiring process with each one. You then have to maneuver through, hoping that when you reach the job offer stage, all will finalize at the same time and you can easily make an informed decision about your next move. What do you do when that doesn’t happen?
You’ve just heard from a potential employer that you made it to the next round of interviews. Then, you find out that it’s going to be a panel interview. Anticipating a group interview is certain to provoke anxiety, even in a seasoned professional. Being interviewed by a group isn’t easy – but you can be successful if you take the time to do some extra preparation.
Now that summer is over, it is the perfect time to focus on your personal brand and professional image, starting with your LinkedIn profile. Your profile is often the first impression a potential client, partner or prospective employer will have of you in today’s virtual world. Is your profile a true reflection of who you are? Does it showcase your skills and expertise? Are your key accomplishments and contributions clear? Do you come across as an expert or a leader?