If you have an upcoming job interview, you can use these valuable job interview tips for job hunting success!
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OK... so you finally got the call... the company you sent your resume to a week ago actually wants to meet you and conduct a job interview. So, you throw on your best suit and arrive right on time. All you have to do is be yourself, and they're sure to see how great you'll be at the job, right?
If only it were that easy... but it's not. You've got to use the limited time in a job interview not only to sell yourself as the top candidate for the job, but also to be memorable, without being obnoxious or overbearing. It's a fine line...
But with the help you find here, I know you can do it!
Here are my top 10 job interview tips to help you make a great impression on the person who interviews you.
Market your skills and related experience in the field that you are applying for. Be sure to do it in a way that is positive, but not cocky or aggressive.
Research the company before your interview. It's a great way to know where you would fit into the organization. It also lets the employer know that you really want to be a part of the company.
Prepare answers to common interview questions ahead of time, and practice saying them, so you aren't stumped during the interview. That way you'll be able to answer promptly with a statement that makes sense and is thoughtful.
Dress for success, in the manner you would dress for the position you're applying for. You'll come across as more serious and professional, and it will also be easier for the interviewer to imagine you in the job you're seeking.
Bring a list of your own questions with you in a folder with the company's name on it, so that you don't forget them. You should keep your extra resumes in there too.
Be a good listener and focus. Some job seekers talk too much during interviews.
Be prepared to describe your weaknesses as strengths. For example, saying that you are overenthusiastic about performing at your best. The interviewer doesn't really want you to bash yourself... he/she just wants to see how you handle tough questions.
Make eye contact with your interviewer. It will demonstrate your honesty and willingness to engage in conversation.
Don't volunteer your personal opinions to your interviewer about any subjects unless you are asked. The aim of an interview is to demonstrate your suitability for a job and to find out more about the job, not to lecture from your "soapbox."
Try to establish a good rapport with your interviewer. Be casual but professional, and most importantly BE YOURSELF!
Take the time to implement these job interview tips before your next job hunt. It'll give you a leg up on your competition!