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10 Tips to Help You Nail The Interview

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10 Tips to Help You Nail The Interview

We’ve all been through it…we find the listing for the perfect job, we even get called in for the interview… and then something happens. It might be nerves, it might be that one question, it might be that stain on our lapel we didn’t notice when we were leaving the house, but for some reason - that call back just never comes.

Well, there are ways to stop that from happening. No matter what your career path is, here’s how you can be nailing the interview every time.

Research Before Your Interview

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Be sure you know a bit about the company you are applying for. Knowing what they are about and researching recent developments make all the difference in giving them the answers they are looking for.

Know Your Resume

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When you are at an interview, you will likely be asked several questions pertaining to your resume. Be sure to do a rundown of past jobs and all your responsibilities to be ready for all questions that may come your way.

Know the Job Description

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It is important to know the full job description for the job you are applying to. This will help you answer questions on your skill level and how it pertains to your ability to perform job responsibilities efficiently.

Be Ready to Supply Evidence

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Often, the person who is interviewing you will ask you to provide specific circumstances where your job performance really shined through. You may want to think of some of these examples in advance so you don’t become tongue tied during your interview.

Prepare An ‘Interview Tool Kit’

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It’s awful to come to an interview feeling like you wish you had something there to help make the process go a little more smoothly. These can include anything from extra copies of your resume to a comb, dental floss or a bottle of water.

Be Personable

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Be confident and friendly when interviewing. A few words of pleasant conversation and a smile can help. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Make Eye Contact

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This will help exude confidence and gain trust. It will also provide a connection between you and the person who is interviewing you.

Watch Your Body Language

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Body language is very important If you are uncomfortable, a trained interviewer will be able to see that in the way you hold yourself. Keeping an upright posture is important.

Be Yourself

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For a lot of employers, it’s not just about getting the most qualified person in the office, it’s about getting someone who will fit well in the company. If you are not the right fit, you can’t force yourself into that position. It’s best to act natural as this will make a good impression to potential employers.

Follow Up

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Following up is very important so never feel like you are bothering an employer by sending a note thanking him or her for their time. A handwritten note or email can be sent out immediately after the interview.

Interviews can be stressful, but it’s important to be confident and try not to let your nerves get the best of you. Of course, not everyone can get every job, but these tips can make it more likely that the right opportunity will come along sooner rather than later. Hopefully these tips can help you with nailing that interview and finding the career of your dreams.

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