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Reminders for Acing the Interview


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An interview can be your gateway toward a dream job, so you should always give out your best. For most people, undergoing an interview make them feel nervous. This is indeed true, especially to those who have no preparation at all.

I have conducted many interviews over the years and wanted to share my top tips and reminders for acing the interview.

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Here are some tips on how to nail the interview:

  1. Dress appropriately – At times, going to an interview gives you an opportunity to wear something that you have not worn before. Since most interviews require proper attire, you need to wear formal such as coat and tie for men, and coat and skirt for women. If formal attire is not required, dress a step up from the day to day requirement.
  2. Be confident– Since others believe in first impression, it’s a must to act accordingly. Don’t be shy about your accomplishments.
  3. Do your homework – Always remember to come prepared. Take some time to research about the company and make sure you have enough knowledge about the position you are applying for. It will also help to think in advance about the possible questions that may come out during the interview.
  4. Know your transferable skills – Perhaps you are applying for a position you have not specifically performed in the past. Know what your skills and talents are and connect the dots for the future employer on how your skills and talents would meet the requirements for the position.
  5. Be on time – Need I say more?
  6. Set a positive impression – As soon as you enter the door, any interviewer may already give an initial impression on the applicant. In such case, make sure that you only leave a positive reaction that may put an edge over other applicants.
  7. Demonstrate a genuine interest in the job you are interviewing for. Even if it is not your “ideal” position, any opportunity can be a gateway to future opportunities. Employers are looking for someone who shows a high level of enthusiasm for the position they are being interviewed for.

Things That You Should Always Remember

Before, during, and after an interview, remember to smile and act accordingly. Regardless of the result, always act with poise and elegance since you might still be under observation by the employer. Do not forget to thank the interviewer for the opportunity, in case of getting an unfavorable response. Above all, be yourself! Finally, in this age of email and text messaging, a thoughtful, handwritten thank you will help them remember you!

Allison Martin is the President of Endorse Indy and is on the Board of Directors of Mentoring Women’s Network. Article reprinted with permission.

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