Interview Take-Along Checklist

Interview Take-Along Checklist

Interview Take-Along Checklist By Christine F. Della Monaca, Monster Staff Writer You’re interviewing for a job tomorrow, and you think you’ve done all the interview preparation you need to do. You’ve practiced your answers to a multitude of common interview questions and have thought up some questions to ask the interviewer. Your interview suit is […]

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2nd Interview: What else is there to know?

2nd Interview: What else is there to know?

Getting through the first interview is enough pressure, but having to go through a second interview – what else is there to talk about? I worked for a company that had a pretty extensive hiring process and I had to manage it all. Though it was a lengthy process, it really weeded out the candidates […]

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The Shoe Doesn’t Always Fit…

The Shoe Doesn’t Always Fit…

The Shoe Doesn’t Always Fit… Shoes, Glorious Shoes! Oh my shoes! One thing I love about the ever-growing shoe collection in my closet is that they always fit. No matter what outfit I’m planning to wear, how bloated I feel, or even if I’ve gained a few pounds from eating one too many treats (okay, […]

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Resume
Building a professional and strong resume is your first chance to stand out among the other applicants. The document should be concise and to the point while offering important details about your experience and specialized skills. The cover letter is your chance to show more individuality. It can be more unconventional than the resume to grab attention, but it is still a proper introduction.
Research
Once you've landed the interview, research the company and educate yourself on its main goals and achievements. Know a little bit about the industry and be able to speak about it in conversation. Know the company that you are interviewing for and make sure your goals align with theirs.
Self Preparation
Be ready to represent the best version of yourself to your potential employers. This includes practicing and perfecting eye contact, body language, voice inflection and even keeping those nervous habits under control. Dress the part and present yourself as the best candidate for the job.
Interview
The interview is a chance to make sure you are a fit for the company AND that the company is a fit for you. Prepare 10-15 questions to ask after your interviewer has finished their line of questioning. It's then your turn to delve into the company and find out if you can see yourself working as a part of their team. Make your questions thoughtful and interesting, and watch the positive impression it makes on your interviewer.
Follow Up
After you finish a strong and successful interview, always follow up that same day with an email thanking your interviewer for their time and consideration. This is a kind way to acknowledge the value of their time, but also another way to keep them thinking about you.

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