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Tackling a Marathon Job Interview

Jason Wong
Published Date:
Apr 17, 2015

Marathon runnerSometimes, after making it through the initial hurdles of a phone interview or one-on-one meeting, you find yourself in a marathon job interview. You know the kind: sit-downs that can last a whole day, and seem to include everyone from the CFO to the receptionist. Forbes has some tips to help get you through it:

  • Know what to expect: Ask your contact at the company questions like how many people you’ll be meeting with, who they are and how long the interviews are expected to last.


  • Have stories to tell: Prepare at least three stories that are short but illustrate challenges you’ve faced and how you’ve overcome them.


  • Use the restroom wisely: Don’t expect to eat much at lunch—you should be using that time to ask your interviewers about the company and their careers. Instead, stash a small water bottle and snacks in your bag so that you can eat quickly on a bathroom break. You can also use that time to jot down notes.