Ace Your Interview

Getting an interview with a company is often the final step in finding new employment. An onsite, in-person interview is your final chance to sell your credentials to your prospective employer before they make their final determination on who to hire. From what to wear to how to prepare, there are a few simple tips that you can utilize to make sure that your interview goes as well as it possibly can.

Interview

  • Do Your Homework: Before you head into your interview you will want to research the company that you are applying to work for. Think of it like this, the employer is researching your qualifications, so research the employer on your end. It never hurts to come into an interview with questions and concerns to get answers to. In fact, it’s one way to stand out. Hiring managers will remember the candidates that have smart questions, so jot down a few before you head out to the interview and get them answered.
  • Know Your Worth: This may be difficult, but sometimes you have to know when to walk away. If you are presented with an offer that you feel is less than you deserve, don’t be afraid to make a counter offer, or walk away from the deal if necessary. It may be hard to do this, especially if you need the work, but walking away for a less than satisfactory deal is something that every job seeker should be ready to do.
  • Dress the Part: Possibly the most simple thing you can do for your interview is to dress the part. Make sure that you are wearing your best suit to the interview (stop by the Groupon discount code page for Debenhams if you have to) no matter what the office dress code is. You want to make your first impression a positive one, so dress well. After all, you can dress down after you get the job.

Landing an in-person interview is just another step in the employment process. If you take the right steps, you will prime yourself for success and potentially get the job that you desire. Before your next interview take some time to prep for success, a little bit will take you a long way.