How to Wrap It Up


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Posted Online: Oct. 10, 2011, 4:01 pm
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Bob Lankard CTW Features

The interviewer said something about notification, but Im not sure if he will call me or Im to call him, a jobseeker told me as we reviewed his recent activity during a job counseling session. His statement suggested he was stymied by one of the hurdles that trip up many jobseekers: wrapping up an interview:

Read the signals Listen for verbal cues. When an interviewer asks for your questions, the interview is about over. Watch for visual cues. If the interviewer starts gathering his or her papers together, you should be ready to exit.

Speak up Ask for the job or for a second interview. This is not being pushy but demonstrates your interest in the job. Find out if the interviewer or someone else will make the hiring decision.

Confirm contact arrangements Ask and confirm the timetable in the process. Will the interviewer contact you? Or should you follow up? When?

Be a good closer Thank the interviewer by name. Take a business card, so you can be sure of how to spell it. Send a thank-you note within 48 hours to the interviewer and everyone else who was helpful during the interview process.

Do your homework Evaluate your performance in the job interview as soon as you get home. Continue to job search. Follow up according to plan.














 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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