I’d like to share some interviewing tips that could land you the job…
Do your homework! Research the company; their mission(s), future, past, culture, and key players. Do so by exploring the company’s website, and check search engines for recent press releases. Know how the company runs to persuade them with the benefits you have to offer them specifically.
Over analyze the job post. This allows you to communicate your previous accomplishments through examples that specially demonstrate the skills their looking to acquire. Rehearse a Q&A session concerning; previous jobs, future, strengths, and weaknesses.
Be prepared! Bring extra copies of your resume, a pen, paper, and questions you’d like to ask. Body language counts. Do show openness and confidence by; smiling, making eye contact, leaning forward, chin up, good posture, and articulating clearly. Don’t let your emotions or nerves get the best of you. Try not to fidget, clear your throat, play with your hair or attire, cross your arms, or bad mouth previous employers.
Don’t bypass proper etiquette. On time means arriving early! Switch off your mobile phone, dress appropriately, and never chew gum. Avoid salary talk, unless the employer brings up the topic. DON’T FORGET business cards. Leave yours and take theirs, this will help you with your follow-up.
Send a thank-you email or letter. In this ask when you should check back about your interview results.
Always remember interviewing is a two-way street. Identify whether this company suits your personal needs and desires. Remember you are the asset they are seeking to score!
NYS Department of Labor, (2011). More interview tips Retrieved from
NYS Department of Labor, (2011). Perception is reality – body language counts
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