Job Interview

Posted: March 21, 2011 in Public Relations, Topics of the Week

Preparing for a job interview can be very stressing and worrisome. I know because I have not only been there but I am seeing it in my friends lately as well.

First, you need to make sure you’re resume is complete and organized. Resume’s may not be necessary, but they sure help in a lot of cases. That way the employer can see right in front of them you’re complete history and experience.

Secondly, make sure you know about the company you are going to be interviewed for. If you walk in not knowing anything about them, you may as well not walk in at all. You are looking for a job and chose them, make sure it’s the right one you want. Make sure you know enough about the company so that if they ask you anything about who you are applying to, you can answer them assuredly and quickly. They may throw some very unexpected questions out at you and want to know what your exact response will be. Giving them a blank stare and silence will not help you get the job at all.

Thirdly, be confident in yourself. Be prepared to talk about yourself in a confident manner. You don’t want to seem too selfish, but you want to talk about why you are a better choice than the other interviewees. This article, here, is a lot of help. They give very good instructions on how to prepare yourself and what to do.

Don’t read straight from your resume. Reference it, but hand it to them so that they can see it as you talk about yourself. Ask them questions about themselves, and their company, and how well it could benefit you. Talk about your own personal failures. Interviewers know no one is perfect, and they want to hear about how you dealt with your troubles and got out of those situations. For more on this, check out this article here.

Also, practice. Practice always makes perfect right? Ask your roommate for help, ask your parents, ask your colleagues. They have all been down the same road. They can give you more advice if you get stuck simply with them.

If you need more help, check out this great article from USA Today here.

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