Congratulations! Excellent! You have secured a job interview; aren't you excited? Your resume and cover letter have demonstrated that your skills, accomplishments, and qualifications match the employer's requirements. Prepare yourself to make your upcoming interview a positive experience that results in a job offer.
This is a wonderful opportunity to convey your interest in the position and to present the skills that will ensure that you will be a success in the position. It is important to let your personality shine through and provide pertinent information that your resume cannot. The resume explains to an employer what you have done, and the interview helps you explain what you have learned from your past experiences.
It is critical to understand that an interview is a two-way conversation - the dialogue should flow. This will give you and the interviewer an opportunity to get to know one another, and, more importantly, the interview will give you a chance to decide if the position and company match your expectations. The interview allows you to obtain information about the position and the company. It also enables the employer to determine if you have the qualifications necessary to be an effective contributor to the objectives and goals of the organization.
Job interview preparation is critical in presenting a polished image, and preparation will result in a productive and successful interview. Know the questions that could be asked and how to answer them. Before your first interview, take the time to prepare yourself. Read the other pages throughout this site to gain a competitive edge. Research common job-interview questions and write answers for each one. Practice your answers by participating in several mock job interviews with friends acting as employers. Get feedback to help you improve your interview skills, and keep practicing until you feel comfortable answering interview questions.
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Candace Davies ACCC, CRW, CIC, CPRW, CEIP, CECC
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