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How to prepare for an interview

How to prepare for the interview
  • Research your prospective employer
  • Prepare your success stories, accomplishments, answers and questions
  • Practice
How to determine if the position is a good cultural fit
  • Make sure it is a job you want, not just a job
  • Make sure your prospective boss looks you in the eye when they speak to you
  • Ask questions about the culture to ensure it matches your style
Body Language
  • Lean forward toward your interviewer to stay engaged
  • Do not lean back in the chair
  • Never cross your arms
  • Allow your interviewer to open doors and push buttons on an elevator as they are the host
Attire
  • First impressions can totally make the difference
  • Chooses solids over patterns
  • Navy, Dark Gray and Black suits and dresses are most professional
  • When in doubt, over dress!
How to answer questions
  • Always try to answer with an achievement
  • Answer only the question that was asked
  • Don’t give examples, make the interviewer ask their question of interest
  • When interviewing with multiple interviewers, share different stories of success to give them breadth to discuss when they discuss your interview as a group
  • Give multiple strengths and only give one weakness
  • When asked “What was a problem situation” put distance to an earlier job in your career.
Questions to ask
  • Try to ask questions that are public knowledge (from website, annual report, etc.) as to not put your interviewer in an awkward position
  • Ask what would be a typical day
  • How would they describe the culture
  • What are growth opportunities
  • What was the interviewer’s career path to get where they are
  • What does the next year look like for their business
Salary Discussion
  • Never bring up the salary topic. Allow the prospective employer to bring it up
  • Know what the job is worth and know what you are worth
  • If asked what are your salary requirements, ask the interviewer what is the range? Tell them this is something that you can work with
How to develop success stories
  • Develop 15 to 20 success stories prior to your interview so you are prepared with multiple answers to any question
  • Develop stories that are most relevant to the prospective job
  • Pull stories from your most recent positions
Researching your prospective employer
  • Speak with any contacts that you know that have knowledge about your prospective employer
  • Read the first pages of their annual report if available to understand their language and direction
  • Study their website
  • Look at professional networking websites to know who the key people are
  • If applicable, look at their products at retail, stores, etc. to gain a better understanding of their product
  • Gain an understanding of who their competition is and where they stand compared to them.

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