Know the Company, the Job and the Manager
Do your research. It will pay off having solid knowledge of the company and job requirements. Also, make sure you are familiar with the person or people who are interviewing you. The more research you conduct, the better prepared you’ll be to answer and ask insightful questions.
Be Familiar with Common Interview Questions
Prepare and practice. It will go a long way to landing that coveted position. Put yourself in the hiring
manager’s shoes and try to determine what questions he or she might ask. Compose concise, yet detailed responses that highlight your experiences and accomplishments. Make sure the responses are a story format to make them more personable.
Dress for Success
A professional appearance is critical when making a first impression. When in doubt, it is better to overdress, than underdress.
Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to get settled. Being early also gives you an opportunity to
observe the work environment. The night before, print extra copies of your resume, previous work examples and pack extra pens and a pad of paper, so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.
Be Authentic, Confident, and Focused
Be genuine when discussing your skills and experience. If you are asked a question that you can’t answer, that’s OK… Just make sure to tie the topic to a related skill or experience. Provide solid examples of solutions and accomplishments. The interview is about you and demonstrating you are an ideal candidate for the job.