So, you landed a job interview after weeks of spending almost every waking hour searching for the perfect position. However, there’s still work to be done before you can confidently walk into the interview knowing that no one else stands a chance.
Before the interview:
- Research the company: The interviewer does not owe you anything. You want to make sure you’re right for the job and the job is right for you. Take a look at the company website. Look through its business plan and other documents that are available. Get to know what role you could potentially play on the team.
- Research the position elsewhere: Read about others who are in similar positions: What do their daily and long-term duties consist of? Who do they work with? How much do they make? Knowing all this will give you a good idea on how to approach the questions you’ll be asked during an interview.
- Check out the staff’s pages: See what they have to say about the company and how they dress for a day at the office.
During the interview:
- Make a great first impression: Eye contact is a must. Be prepared with multiple resumés. Ask ahead to ensure that you bring any other necessary documents along.
- Be yourself: Relax and show your best self to your potential employers. You will — hopefully — be working with them everyday, so be professional and personable.
- Ask questions: Show you’re truly interested by asking more about the position, the role you’ll be playing, and the environment you’ll be working in if you’re chosen for the job.
Wrap it up nicely and be sure to follow up — these tips will help you get closer to landing that dream job.
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