An interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to be well prepared.
Succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, and persistence. The more effort you put into your interview preparation, the more success you’ll see in obtaining job offers — especially if you remember and follow these job interviewing tips.
Success in a job interview starts with a solid foundation of knowledge on the job-seeker’s part. Review your resume carefully and remember details. You should understand the employer, the requirements of the job, and the background of the person (or people) interviewing you.
The more research you conduct, the more you’ll understand the employer, and the better you’ll be able to answer interview questions. Review the company's Website, search engines, research tools, and your network of contacts.
Another success to interviewing is preparing responses to expected interview questions. First, inquire as to the type of interview to expect (which you can do by asking your Source|One Staffing contact). Compose detailed yet concise responses, focusing on specific examples and accomplishments. A good tool for remembering your responses is to put them into story form that you can tell in the interview. Source|One Staffing has a number of excellent tools to help you with interview questions and responses. Ensure you ask your contact if you think you might need help.
Dress appropriately for the organization and its culture. Remember that it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep accessories and jewelry to a minimum. Do not smoke or try not to eat right before the interview.