"I talked with eight different people at two companies," said one executive client. "Is this common now? I was whipped by the time I got to the last couple." Seems the higher up you go, the greater the amount of decision makers involved.
Here are quick tips to handle the herd of interviewers, without getting thrown off your feet.
- Research the company. Know the product or service inside and out -- and how your skills will be of value.
- Contact a company insider to get a feel for the people you may be meeting.
- If you get names from your insider, Google them to find out more information.
- Get a good night's sleep before the interview and eat breakfast the day of your interview -- in case you are interviewing nonstop. You don't want to faint from hunger.
- Bring at least 10 resumes so you can hand out good prints to your interviewers. Retain one for yourself -- in case they grill you on each point.
- Take notes. Get names and titles of your interviewers.
- Send each different interviewer a personalized thank-you note.