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.

2 comments:

~~Devita~~ said...

cool!

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!

My Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 28 May 2008

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact bryanj1968@yahoo.com.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org/