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15 Tips for a Great Job Interview
Most applicants do not get invited into an
interview. So when you are called in for an
interview you want to be professional and not
make mistakes. Here are 15 techniques you can
use to be your professional best and ace your
next job interview.
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Prepare for the interview by researching both the
job and company. Why should the interviewer
waste time explaining what the company does when
you could have looked it up yourself online? Ask
questions that show you are informed and
interested.
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Plan to arrive early. If you show up late for
your interview, employers may assume you will
show up late for your job.
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Wear appropriate, professional clothing. You
only get one chance to make a good first
impression. Wear clothes that are as dressed up
as the clothes you expect your interviewer to be
wearing. Proper interview attire is extremely
important.
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Choose interview clothing that fits
properly. Before you leave home, make sure your
clothes are freshly laundered, fit properly and
feel comfortable. No wrinkles or stains allowed.
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Avoid revealing apparel. Wear clothing that
covers any tattoos you have. Women especially
should avoid clothing that is too revealing.
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Be nice to everyone in the company. Treat each
person you meet as if they might be your next
boss or your boss's boss.You never know who has
influence over hiring decisions.
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Turn off your cell phone. Also turn off any
other electronic devices you take with you. A
call or text message that interrupts your
interview could cost you a job.
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Pass on the coffee. If you are offered coffee or
any other refreshment, don't accept it. It's a
nice gesture, but interviewers don't want to
waste time getting you a beverage.
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Mind your posture and interview etiquette. Sit
up straight. Don't put your hands in your
pockets. Don't fidget. Stand until you are
invited to take a seat. Don't over-gesticulate
with your hands. In other words, look calm and
confident.
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Bring your resume and recommendations. But
don't offer them unless they are requested. The
entire purpose of a face-to-face interview is to
let you show desirable qualities that can't be
captured on paper.
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Be ambitious about your career plans. Talk about
what you want to accomplish, not how much you
want to earn. Explain some of the things you
will work hard at to help the company. Consider
potential interview questions and answers and
practice ahead of time.
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If you're asked a question you don't understand,
ask for clarification. It actually reflects well
on you. No one wants to hire a candidate who
fakes competence.
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Don't say negative things about your former
employer. The interviewer will hear that you
didn't have a good relationship with your boss,
even if it wasn't your fault.
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At the end of the interview ask if your
interviewer has any concerns about your answers
or your resume. Give yourself a chance to
correct any misunderstandings.
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Before you leave, ask the interviewer what the
next steps are and when you might be hearing from
them. From this you will also get a sense of
what your chances are.
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