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Interview Tips

Make a great impression on your interview and land the job of your dreams. Follow these simple tips to shine. 

Before the Interview

Learn about your future employer.

  • Learn about the industry.
  • Learn about the company.
  • Even learn about the company's competitors.

Prepare to shine.

  • Prepare to answer common interview questions
  • Define your top three selling points.
  • Prepare two or three questions to ask your interviewer.

Practice, practice, practice.

  • Practice your handshake.
  • Practice answering questions.
  • Practice saying your top three selling points. 

During the Interview

Get ready.

  • Dress appropriately.
  • Don't wear fragrance.
  • Bring a copy of your resume.

Start strong.

  • Enter the room with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Make eye contact and shake hands with the interviewer.
  • Thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity to interview.

Engage in the conversation.

  • Answer questions in complete sentences and avoid slang.
  • Remember to emphasize your top selling points.
  • Ask one or two questions of your interviewer.

Close strong.

  • Shake hands with the interviewer.
  • Thank the interviewer, again.
  • Ask for the job by simply saying, "I hope you will consider me for the job." 

After the Interview

Follow up.

  • Send a thank you note.
  • Offer to send references.
  • Stay positive.

 

 

 

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