Preparation and knowledge can make the difference between a mediocre interview and a great one. The following simple steps will help you bring your A game to the job interview.
1.Come dressed to impress.
2.Leave your cell phone in the car.
3.Lead with a solid handshake and eye contact.
4.Be prepared to answer the most common questions.
- Tell me about yourself?
- Why do you want to work for this company?
- What are your strengths?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- Why should we choose you over the other candidates that we are interviewing?
- Do you have any questions for us? (Always have a few questions for the interviewer.)
Check out 5 Common Job Interview Questions for more information.
5.Let the interviewer bring up salary, not you.
6.At the end of the interview, state again how much you appreciate the interviewer’s time, how much you would like to work for the company, and how much you look forward to hearing back.
7.Send a thank you note to all the individuals with whom you interviewed. Get their business cards while you are with them so that you have the proper titles and addresses for your thank you notes.