INTERVIEWING TIPS

In this article you will get some interviewing tips that will help you to prepare for all of your job interviews.  I hope that you will find these interviewing tips helpful in your career endeavor.

 

 

Practice Interviewing.

 

Before you meet with a potential employer, you should practice answering interview questions that may come up. This could be the start of an exciting new career. You want to be prepared. You can do searches online or go to a bookstore or library. And make certain that there are no typos on your resume. I suggest you have several people proofread it for you.

 

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Research the Company.

 

It is very important that you learn something about the company you are interviewing with. At the very least, you will want to find out what they specialize in and how long they have been in existence.  You can usually find this out by doing a Google search on the company’s name. If you see positive comments mentioned about working for the company, make note of those.  When you are asked what you have heard about the company or why you are interested in the company, you can mention those positive things you came across online.

 

Now you’re probably wondering about what to do with the negative comments you may see online.  That depends on what the negative information is.  Go with your gut feelings.   However, keep in mind most negative comments should not be taken seriously.  No company can please everyone.  For example, you may see complaints by disgruntled employees.  In this case, remember there are two sides to every story.  However, if there are a lot of complaints from former employees or customers, you should proceed cautiously.  Do as much research as you can, and check to see if there is any information regarding the company with the Better Business Bureau.  You can go to bbb.org and do a free search.

 

Be Punctual.

 

Always arrive early for the interview. Even just being five minutes late could make you look unreliable and unprofessional. Allow time for getting lost, parking and completing an application. And turn off your cell phone. A phone call during an interview should not occur.

 

Be Prepared.

 

Make certain you have your resume and references. It can sometimes be very helpful to bring copies of any positive performance reviews and letters of recommendation you may have received during your career.

 

Be Positive.

 

Try as best you can to keep a positive attitude. Smile and never say anything negative about a previous boss, co-worker or employer. Be polite to anyone you may encounter in the building, at the front desk, etc. You never know who may be involved in giving their opinion about you.

 

Go Alone.

 

Never ever take anyone with you on a job interview. If you have to ask someone to give you a ride, they can wait for you nearby at a coffee shop, etc.

 

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