Powerful Conversations: Interviewing - Part 2 of 3

Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
In real estate, professional home stagers are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale. They target the “flow” of a home, eliminate clutter, rearrange furniture, and assist in enhancing curb-appeal. Some professional stagers keep their basement or garage filled with props - everything from antiques and art to eclectic furniture and knick knacks. With lots of competition in the market, Stagers help your home measure up. In part 2 of this series, I stage a strong interview on your behalf. There is plenty of competition.

It begins with drafting five sizzling questions; two that isolate your duties, one that uncovers the ideal person or personality for the role, one seeking insight into goals for the next six months and one that ensures the interviewer has clarity and satisfaction with your responses. Enter the room with a clear and concise mindset, visually capturing images within the interviewers environment. Star candidates infuse awards, clippings, plaques and postcards in their responses or questioning strategy within seconds of sight recognition. Touchy feely information along with concise preparedness has an extremely special effect on the interviewer.

Close out the meeting with a solid summary of your excitement and ask about “the next step in joining the team.” Never conduct an interview without asking for the opportunity even if you do not want it. You can always professionally decline an offer later. Finally, purchase a blank THANK YOU card. A small gesture that edifies your worth and depicts how you might service clients and customers. Typical candidates opt for the (easier) email thanks. There is a psychology behind staging; just email or call if you have any questions. Join me next Monday for part three – how great interviewers conduct great interviews. It’s Monday – star status – let’s keep it moving!