Many people will argue that your resume is the key to landing a great job, but others will say it’s the interview. Both are the first impressions a company will receive on you, so both really need to be great. Interviews make many people nervous, but with these tips and some practice, you’ll do great.
Research the Company
Get online and research the company you are interviewing with. It’s even better if you can speak with current and past employees of the company. This way, you can pull in specific information about the company during your interview, which shows the interviewer that you are extremely interested in the job. Some interviewers will even ask you what you know about the company.
Make Eye Contact
During the interview, remember to maintain eye contact with the interviewer. This is an indication of confidence, respect, and that you are determined to land the job.
When answering interview questions, try to relate your answers to the company, position, or interviewer. Focus on your achievements and skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for to show how you are perfect for the job.
You Should Ask Questions Too
To show how much you are interested in the job, you should always ask questions about the company and the position. Good questions to ask an interviewer include:
• Why is the position open?
• What are some of the more difficult problems that come up in this job?
• What are the advancement possibilities for a person that is successful in this position?
• What would you like to see handled differently by the next person who fills this job?
There are hundreds of websites that provide interview questions. Sit with a friend or family member and have them as you questions so you can prepare some great answers. Now go get ‘em!