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5 Steps to the Perfect Interview

You’ve nailed an interview and now is the time print off your cover letter and resume, dress up and seal the deal on your dream job. But what do you do when after you’ve shaken hands with the interviewer and it’s time to chat? These 5 steps will be sure to help you nail that dream job!

  1. Do your research
    • Just like studying for a game-changing test, interviewing for your dream job has the potential to change the trajectory of your life. In this situation research is just like study. Make sure you know all the details of the position you are interviewing for. Grab as much information from social media ( if the company has some) as you can. This can help you learn about the culture of the company. During your research, write down any questions you have about the company’s mission, culture, contribution to the community, or the position that you’re applying for.
  2. Sell yourself
    • Your job in an interview is to let your potential employer know why you would be the best fit for the position. The best time to talk about your successes and skills are during an interview. You are selling your interviewer on why you would be perfect for the job! Talk about your professional education career and share things that you have taken time to learn on your own, things that experience have taught you over time. Share the best qualities about yourself and you’ll be sure to impress even the toughest of interviewers.
  3. Prep your own questions
    • The best way to show interest in the job is to inquire and learn more about it and it’s company. During your research see if any questions come up about the company’s mission or what they contribute to the community. If there unanswered questions about the position you are applying for now is the time to ask them. You can also ask about things like workplace culture or work-life balance. Asking questions about the position and company help you convey a true interest about more than what’s in it for you.
  4. Dress the part
    • This is pretty common knowledge. It’s best to dress for an interview in business professional attire. Even if the position is for one where you can dress down once you have the position or one that has a uniform, it’s best to present yourself in the most professional way possible.
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice
    • This position could very well be your dream job, and if it is not, it can still be the stepping stone needed to get you there. You never want to go into an interview unprepared. Practice as much as you can the parts you can present. During your research time look up common interview questions and come up with a brief outline that you can tack on to any question that is thrown your way during the interview process. You want to take this as serious as your final project before graduation, because just like that was important this, too, can change your life. So make sure to give it your best shot!

By |2019-06-04T08:23:23+00:00January 24th, 2019|KC Syndeo Tips, Tips|Comments Off on 5 Steps to the Perfect Interview

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