Saturday, May 17, 2008

Job Interview 2

This is a continuation from my previous post.

I think a lot people go to an interview unprepared or with no clear purpose of what they want in a job/career or what they can offer to an employer. Keep in mind that a job interview is your chance to show an employer what they will get if you are hired. That’s why it is so important that you be prepared. Being prepared means:

**Knowing about the industry, employer and yourself.
**Know what the employer is looking for.
**Know what skills sets you can offer an employer.
**Know your strengths and weakness.
**If you are leaving your present job, be prepared to explain why you are seeking another job.
**If you are submitting a resume never make your resume to detailed to where it leaves you with nothing to elaborate on during the interview. A resume is used to get the attention of a perspective employer, showcase your skill set, education and past/present experience.
**Keep in mind that an interview is not 100% about your skills, education or experience. A big part of an interview is about how well you communicate.

So if you are looking for a job or getting prepared for an interview I hope this post helps you to be the best that you can be. Here are so more tips:

**Relax, Relax and Relax
**Be confident, but not arrogant or cocky.
**Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor, remember this is an interview not a lunch date.
**Prepare a few questions to ask the employer when asked, i.e. what benefits do you offer? What is the time frame that you are looking to fill the position?
**Always use a firm hand shake and make good eye contact during your interview.
**By all means—SMILE!!!

Good luck and go get that job. If anybody deserves to get it, it’s you.


~~Devita~~ said...


Vincent Bautista said...

thanks for the great post! I'm thinking of getting my very first part-time job soon so this will be very helpful indeed!

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