The Two Minute Drill


Possibly the most important two minutes of an interview actually take place before the interview starts — when you are sitting in a reception area, waiting to be called into the hiring manager’s office.


  • Know your game plan.
  • Show passion, self-confidence and humility.
  • Say nothing bad about anyone or yourself.
  • If you want the job, ask for it!


  • Focus on the interviewer-put other things aside.
  • Greet the interviewer with a warm smile and a firm handshake.
  • Make eye contact throughout the interview.
  • Be prepared to discuss potential rapport builders or icebreakers in case the interviewer is distracted.
  • Don’t cut off rapport building short.
  • Help the interviewer create an interactive conversation.

Uniqueness, Competencies and Accomplishments

  • What is your unique selling proposition or “What makes you different?”
  • Define 3-4 key competencies.
  • List 5 accomplishments to defend each competency
  • Be prepared for questions about “outside of work” activities-interests, drivers, and motivators.

Follow the 60 Second Rule!

See Career Profile:  The Two-Minute Drill


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