Interviewing Techniques and Tips

Interviewing for a job can be stressfull. You may have a feeling of vunerability “selling” your skills or answering unexpected questions from the interviewer.  However, interviewing is a skill you can learn. With the right tips and techniques, you can become an expert at sharing your positive traits with potential employers, presenting yourself effectively at interviews, and getting the job you want.

TIP # 1

Most employers will want you to know a little about their Company. pend a few minutes the night before searching the Companies business online. The more you know, the more the employer feels you want the job
TIP # 2
Before an interview be sure you have gone through your own resume to insure that you have a great explanation for every job you have listed and why you have left. Employers will be concerned if you have too many jobs in a short period of time. They will also want a reasonable explanation why you have left those jobs. With younger people most employers understand “job jumping” is a part of gaining experience as long as it is not too often. With older people “job jumping” could show instability and raise red flags. Always have a compelling reason why you left employment.
TIP # 3
During an interview never say anything negative about any previous employer even if you have been terminated. Most potential employers understand that not everyone matches every job or gets along with every boss. You can always explain to a potential employer that ” the job wasn’t a great match for me. Even though I did my best in my position, we both felt at the end, it wasn’t working out for either of us so we parted ways”. A potential employer wants to know that if you are hired will they be looking for a replacement after spending time training you.
TIP # 4
Before attending an interview make sure you have had a good nights sleep and always make sure you always arrive at the interview at least 15-20 minutes early. It shows an employer you are egar and want the job. Always look interested in what an interviewer is telling you. Keep focused using direct eye contact.
TIP # 5
ALWAYS turn your cell phone off before going into an interview. One of the most disrespectful things you can do in any interview is answer a text or a phone call. Even if it is for a second or two for the purposes of turning it off….I can almost guarantee you will NOT get the job at that point.
TIP # 6
Do your research. Google every person you know you are going to meet  with in the interview. Find out who the top executives of the company are and google them.

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