Follow these interview tips and you're sure to nail the interview
and be the winning candidate:
Have extra copies of your resume. Remember rule number one
the best attitude gets the job.
Dress to impress.
Your interview attire should be tastefully simple, clean,
conservative and wrinkle-free.
Be on time.
Being on time for an interview really means arriving at least 10
minutes before your scheduled interview. Not only will your
punctuality be noted, the extra time allows you to calm down,
focus and review your resume and notes you prepared for the
Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake, warm smile and
direct eye contact. Avoiding the gaze of the interviewer can make
you appear inexperienced, unsure of yourself and untrustworthy.
Show your enthusiasm!
If you're locked in a dead heat for a job with other candidates,
you need to find a way to stand out. The most enthusiastic almost
always gets the job." Your enthusiasm for the job tells the
company you will be a highly-motivated employee.
Employers want a team worker who can take direction. No one
wants to hire an unmanageable employee. They also are looking
for someone who can galvanize a team to work toward a common
goal. So give some examples of how you worked together with
colleagues to tackle a large project or service an important client.
You would think this goes without saying, but candidates often
need to be reminded not to chew gum, slouch or steer the
conversation too far off work-related themes. Sit up straight and
conduct yourself with a professional demeanor at all times.
An interview is meant to be a fact-finding mission for both the
interviewer and the interviewee. Don't be afraid to ask questions
about the responsibilities of the job,
Close the interview with another firm handshake, a "thank you"
and a smile. Later, send a note or e-mail thanking the interviewer
for the time spent and letting them know you are interested in the
position and will contact them again soon.
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