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Job Interviews - Tips To Review Before You Go

Feb 24, 2008
The 2nd step in acquiring the job you want is meeting the possible employer for an interview. The 1st step that an applicant has successfully accomplished comprised of sending off your application and passing the screening formalities of the company.

The employer got the resume through a variety of sources that can be from an ad that was posted, a referral from a friend or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an application by logging on the company's website.

To complete a successful job interview here are some tips that will help you;

Before attending an interview, it's better to do some research on the company one is applying to.

So that you don't choke during a real job interview, it would be a good idea to practice with mock interview questions by a friend or a family member.

It is usually an excellent idea to try to arrive ten minutes early to your job interview. Your potential employers like a person who is punctual and on time. This will show as good attribute as a potential employee.

Be sure to bring extra copies of your resume and any other pertinent documents to answer certain questions, when you do meet with an employer. An example of certain documents need would be portfolios. These are used by architects and photographers, for example, which show some of the work they have performed in the past.

It is always best to dress appropriately. This shows the employer sincerity on the part of the applicant applying for the job. One must have finger-nails and hair well groomed for the interview. The outfit worn should be professional. This would mean that shoes must be used to match the 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.

Listen very carefully to the questions you are being asked during the course of the job interview. Be able to sell yourself and answer all of the questions confidently and truthfully.

Afterwards, the applicant should thank the recruiter for the time that was given to meet for the interview.
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