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Basic Tips For A Great Job Interview

The second step in getting the job is meeting with the potential employer for an interview. The first step was successfully completing the job application and possibly passing the phone screening.

Or perhaps the employer recieved your resume through a source such as an ad that was posted online, a referral from a current employee, or a recruiter.

Here are a few basic reminders to help you have a successful interview;

Before going to an interview, it is best to do some research about the company.

Practice with a friend or family member by doing a mock interview in which the ask you a mixture of both general and behavioral interview questions that the employer will likely ask. Make you practice until you feel fully confident and are not choking up on the difficult questions.

Always arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. This shows the employer that you are punctual and can serve as a good potential employee.

Bring an extra copies your resume and other documents that are needed if asked certain questions. A good example is architects and photographers should have a portfolio of their work ready to show the interviewer.

Dress appropriately. Make sure your finger-nails and hair is well groomed and the outfit worn is professional.  This also means your shoes are appropriate and match your outfit. If you typically wear a lot of jewelry, it is advisable to remove and tone it down for the interview.

When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone crushing) handshake  which is always a good start to get the interview moving.

During the course of the interview, listen very well to the questions asked before attempting to answer. Answered each question truthfully and confidently. However, make sure your answers are compatiable to the potential job so that you selling yourself to the employer.

Afterwards, thank the recruiter or interviewer for their time and send them a thank you note.

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