Tip For A Great Job Interview
We’ve all been there: You finally get that phone call or an email confirming your interview. Now what?
You want to be prepared and focused during the interview so you can make a great impression and leave an even better one.
Here are some tips to prepare you for a great interviewing:
- Confirm the time, date, and location of the interview two days before the scheduled interview.
- Prepare your attire the night before. If you are unsure, dress one step above your anticipated clothing choice for the day of the interview.
- Get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast on the morning of an interview so you have sufficient energy during the day.
- Review all related materials beforehand, including the job listing, your resume, and any notes you took on the company or position.
- Arrive early to allow time for unexpected delays.
- Bring copies of your resume, references, and other requested materials to the interview.
- Greet your interviewer with a smile and firm handshake.
- Be yourself because this will make you memorable in a positive way!
- Remain confident and calm because your preparation should help you feel prepared for anything an interviewer might ask!
- Make eye contact and maintain good posture throughout the interview.
- Politely decline offers for coffee or other snacks during the interview; you don’t want to get too comfortable!
- Answer questions concisely and thoughtfully. If you don’t know the answer to a question, be honest and say so.
- Talk positive about past employers, colleagues, or classes during the interview.
- Show enthusiasm and interest in the position and company throughout the interview. Be pleasant and personable.
- Avoid interrupting or finishing your interviewer’s thoughts, even if you disagree with them.
- Use positive language when answering questions such as “Tell me about yourself.”
- Ask thoughtful questions at the end of the interview.
- Write a thank-you note after the interview to reiterate your interest in the company and position.
- Wait at least three days before following up with a call or email to thank your interviewer again for their time.
- If possible, don’t conduct other interviews on the same day as one with the company you’re most interested in.
- Congratulate yourself for getting to this step of the process and continue preparing for future interviews while also continuing your job search efforts, if applicable!
- Practice makes perfect! So get out there and ace that interview!
- Get out of your comfort zone. You’ll be surprised at what you can learn from an uncomfortable situation like interviewing for a job!
- If you have a LinkedIn profile, make sure it is up-to-date and reflective of your current job search status.
- Finally, relax and be yourself! This will help you to shine in the interview.
Interviews are a critical part of the job application process. They provide an opportunity for employers and job seekers to assess each other and determine whether a match is possible. Successful interviews require both parties to work together in order to make the most of this opportunity.
Our article has provided 25 tips for great interviews so you can feel confident going into any upcoming job interview with a positive attitude!
If you can follow these tips, you’re sure to have a great interview!
Best of luck!
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