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  • Writer's pictureJohn Karras

Would you rather be the first or last person interviewed for a job?

As a job seeker, would you rather be the first or last candidate to be interviewed by the company? Perhaps you think somewhere in the middle is the best position to be in during the process. Does your position in the interview process increase you chances of generating the offer?

Interesting question that I have asked to many career services professionals and clients. The best answer I have received was “It doesn’t matter if you are the best person for the job.”

One area the author touches upon is the best time of day to schedule the interview. I think this is more important than the positioning. The author gives an answer from the company’s view point. I think the best time to schedule an interview depends on what kind of a person you are. Do you function better in the morning or in the afternoon? Usually, the company will give you at least a few choices regarding day and time of the interview. Personally, I would want the interview to be first thing in the morning. I am a morning person. How about you?

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