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Career Services: 10 Tips for a Successful Interview

November 18, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Review your resume. Revisit your resume from the point of view of the interviewer. Anticipate the company’s needs and why they are interested in you. Get back online. Visit the company website again and start taking notes. Gather as much information as you can, including corporate officers, the latest press releases and the company’s annual report. Study, then study some more. Knowledge about the company and the job will make you more confident in your attitude and your answers. Rehearse your interview. Prepare for the typical questions you may be asked. Write down some of your most insightful thoughts regarding the state of your industry and profession. Be prepared to describe past positions, responsibilities and accomplishments. Develop a list of questions. Your first question should not be, “how much do I get paid?” Ask questions that show you understand the job and the company’s needs. Be quick to notice the interviewer’s comments and follow up by asking relevant questions. Dress for success. An interview is a performance with people playing different roles. Your role is successful job prospect. Play the part. Whether you are female or male, the conservative business suit is the recommended attire for any interview. Get cut […]