Quick Tip 1: Plan ahead – Do a little homework! Research the company and the position if possible, as well, the people you will meet with at the interview. Review your work experiences. Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!
Quick Tip 2: Role Play – Once you have finished studying, begin role playing (rehearsing). Use the general questions provided below in the Interview Preparation Area. Write down answers if it helps to make your presentation more concise. Try to keep your answers to the information your new employer will want to know.
Quick Tip 3: Eye Contact – Always maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Show you want the job with your interest.
Quick Tip 4: Be Positive – In particular, avoid negative comments about past employers.
Quick Tip 5: Adapt- Listen and adapt. Be sensitive to the style of the interviewer. Pay attention to those details of dress, office furniture, and general decor which will afford helpful clues to assist you in tailoring your presentation.
Quick Tip 6: Relate – Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and his or her company. Focus on achievements relevant to the position.
Quick Tip 7: Encourage – Encourage the interviewer to share information about his or her company. Demonstrate your interest. Some suggested questions to ask the interviewer are provided in the “Questions You Could Consider Asking the Employer” post.