Interviewing is tough. It can be stressful and downright terrifying for some. Being prepared will be the difference between you succeeding in your interviewing versus bombing! The 7 tips below can help you gain the confidence you need while preparing you to knock your interview out of the park!
Interview Tip 1: Plan Ahead – Do your homework! Research the company and the position if possible, as well, the people you will meet with at the interview. Review your work experiences. Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the company’s needs. Have your facts ready!
Interview Tip 2: Role Play – Once you have finished studying, begin role playing (rehearsing). Use the general questions provided below in the Interview Preparation Area. Write down answers if it helps to make your presentation more concise. Try to keep your answers to the information your new employer will want to know.
Interview Tip 3: Eye Contact– Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Show you want the job with your interest.
Interview Tip 4: Be Positive– In particular, avoid negative comments about past employers.
Interview Tip 5: Adapt – Listen and adapt. Be sensitive to the style of the interviewer. Pay attention to those details of dress, office furniture, and general decor which will afford helpful clues to assist you in tailoring your presentation.
Interview Tip 6: Relate – Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and his or her company. Focus on achievements relevant to the position.
Interview Tip 7: Encourage– Encourage the interviewer to share information about his or her company. Demonstrate your interest. Ask QUESTIONS!
We understand it is a tough market out there. But if you can be prepared and separate yourself from those who do not…you will be ahead of the game!