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Tips On Job Interviewing To Help You Land That Job
 

The first impression is everything. That is the key to remember when you go to your first interview. Many just think of the job interviewing process as one huge game. The first meeting is the make it or break it session. If you don't give them a reason to want to hire you, then they aren't even going to give you the time of day. So, you need some tips to ensure that you make them say that you are the woman or man fit for the job.

The first thing that you should do when you go into the interview is to make sure that you have a resume with you. You probably had to send one in when applying for the job, but sometimes they will ask for another one when they meet with you. A good tip is to take a folder with you and have everything you need including updated copies of your resume in that folder so if they ask for it, you are well prepared.

Another tip is to have references with you. Many times they ask for references or if you haven't filled out a professional application, then you are to do so at the interview. Here again, references are mandatory. Keep in mind that with references you don't want to have family members and you want at least two professional people. This means people you have worked for.

Always dress up for the interview. This doesn't mean your Sunday best, but dress for the job. Call and ask what dress attire is requested. It might be business casual. They will be more than happy to tell you. This tells the employer doing the questioning that you are serious and you already take the job seriously.

You want to be at the interview early. You want to leave your house early due to the fact that anything can happen. By being there early, you show them what your work ethic will be like. It means that you know that things can happen and you plan ahead. Many people don't do this, but the rule of thumb is to be there at least ten minutes early.

When you go into the interview, you should be professional. You should greet them with a handshake. You should sit with your back straight; not slouching. You should maintain eye contact. When you go to answer questions, remember to take deep breaths and answer the questions as best as you can.

Remember, in an interview you are basically trying to sell yourself. Talk about your accomplishments. Use your previous job as experience. Then you want to also give them a reason that they almost have to hire you. Many forget to do this. They just don't tell a business why they need them.

At the end, they will ask you if you have any questions. This is the real hard part. Before the interview, you should always have done your research. The thing about it, is that you should have some questions for them. The one question that you will want to stay away from are those pertaining to pay. That is not something you do at the first interview. Any questions that come to mind are welcome at this point. You can discuss benefits and more.

When you leave, you want to thank them for their time. They do lead busy lives. On top of that, do remember who you spoke with. It's okay to ask for their contact information. This is needed because, before you go to the interview you should buy a thank you card and fill it out. Then you want to send it out right after your interview so that you don't forget to send it. This is always something professional. Now you have a better understanding of what can help you get that job that you have been longing for.

 

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