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How to crush your next job interview
- Prepare your answers and know what to say
- Look up the company's location before you go and visit before so you know how much time to allow yourself
- Plan your attire
REMEMBER: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail...
- Walk in with a smile :)
- Greet the employer with a kind, sincere tone ("Good afternoon!")
- Introduce yourself... ("My name is...")
- Shake the interviewers hand (not too hard, not too soft, juuuust right)
- Follow the interviewers lead as far as the conversation goes
Typically, you want to get there no sooner than 15 minutes before the interview. You must bring a copy of your resume and other documents of great significance that you can see being useful. Always have questions about the company ready to ask. Do research about the company before to serve as a prompt for your careful questions.
5 Common Interview Questions
What are you weaknesses?
WHOAH... why would I want to tell them my weaknesses? I'm trying to get a job! Don't panic with this dreaded question. Be honest but tell about something that doesn't apply to the job you are trying to get. Once your weakness is revealed, talk about how you are improving at it.
Why should we hire you?
Talk about your experiences and strengths that tie in with the job to show the employer why you are the best candidate!
Why do you want to work here?
This is where your research comes into play. Look at their website before hand to find reasons why you would fit in. Maybe you agree with the mission statement. Or maybe the work environment is like none other. Show you've thought about it.
What are your goals?
You can't go wrong with talking about your SHORT-TERM goals!
Why did you leave your last job?
Be honest and talk about it in a positive way if you were laid off. If you are leaving your job, explain what you are looking for.
- send it within 24 hours
- can be email or hand-written
- hand-written can add a personal touch
- reference an article or book about something you talked about
- include supporting documentation about why you are the one
- amplify a shaky answer you gave during the interview by reiterating it and making it better and more clear
Dress to Impress
For both men and women, you want to wear clothing about one step up from the normal wear at the company you are applying for. You want the interviewer to see you working in that environment so know what current employees at the company wear.
Good Example for Men
Good Example for Women
Yeah... I think you know what's wrong with that. A lot.