You’ve had a great interview, and you feel strongly that you’re a top contender for the job. Maybe the interviewer even told you that you’re the #1 choice. Even so, this is not the time to rest on your laurels. How you present yourself after an interview is just as important as what you did before and during the interview. In fact, some candidates have made mistakes after their interviews that took them from the top of the list to the bottom of the list.
The solution? Defining and communicating a strong “job-seeker personal brand” can
help you to maintain your place and become not just the #1 choice, but the candidate hired for the job. Personal branding when it comes to a job search is all about how you want potential employers to perceive, think, and feel about you in relation to other candidates. So, branding yourself helps you influence potential employers and allows you to establish a strong connection and relationship with your interviewer both before and during the interview. What many applicants forget, however, is that staying consistent with their personal brand after the interview is just as important.