Tips On Job Interviewing To
Help You Land That Job
The first impression is
everything. That is the key to remember when you go to your first
interview. Many just think of the job interviewing process as one
huge game. The first meeting is the make it or break it session.
If you don't give them a reason to want to hire you, then they
aren't even going to give you the time of day. So, you need some
tips to ensure that you make them say that you are the woman or
man fit for the job.
The first thing that you should do
when you go into the interview is to make sure that you have a resume
with you. You probably had to send one in when applying for the job,
but sometimes they will ask for another one when they meet with you. A
good tip is to take a folder with you and have everything you need
including updated copies of your resume in that folder so if they ask
for it, you are well prepared.
Another tip is to have references
with you. Many times they ask for references or if you haven't filled
out a professional application, then you are to do so at the
interview. Here again, references are mandatory. Keep in mind that
with references you don't want to have family members and you want at
least two professional people. This means people you have worked for.
Always dress up for the interview.
This doesn't mean your Sunday best, but dress for the job. Call and
ask what dress attire is requested. It might be business casual. They
will be more than happy to tell you. This tells the employer doing the
questioning that you are serious and you already take the job
You want to be at the interview
early. You want to leave your house early due to the fact that
anything can happen. By being there early, you show them what your
work ethic will be like. It means that you know that things can happen
and you plan ahead. Many people don't do this, but the rule of thumb
is to be there at least ten minutes early.
When you go into the interview, you
should be professional. You should greet them with a handshake. You
should sit with your back straight; not slouching. You should maintain
eye contact. When you go to answer questions, remember to take deep
breaths and answer the questions as best as you can.
Remember, in an interview you are
basically trying to sell yourself. Talk about your accomplishments.
Use your previous job as experience. Then you want to also give them a
reason that they almost have to hire you. Many forget to do this. They
just don't tell a business why they need them.
At the end, they will ask you if you
have any questions. This is the real hard part. Before the interview,
you should always have done your research. The thing about it, is that
you should have some questions for them. The one question that you
will want to stay away from are those pertaining to pay. That is not
something you do at the first interview. Any questions that come to
mind are welcome at this point. You can discuss benefits and more.
When you leave, you want to thank
them for their time. They do lead busy lives. On top of that, do
remember who you spoke with. It's okay to ask for their contact
information. This is needed because, before you go to the interview
you should buy a thank you card and fill it out. Then you want to send
it out right after your interview so that you don't forget to send it.
This is always something professional. Now you have a better
understanding of what can help you get that job that you have been