The interview process can be very challenging to master, considering each company is different and each company is looking for different things. It may be hard to tailor your message and interview strategy to each company. For example, interviewing with an NJ Chevy dealer is much different than interviewing with a restaurant. A New Jersey Chevrolet Dealer is probably looking for different qualities in a potential employee than a restaurant would be. You must recognize these differences and know how to emphasize your strengths to any company you with which you choose to interview. Below is a list of things, in no particular order, to do to make the interviewing process much easier.|
1. You will want to sit down before you do any interviews and create your statement about yourself. This includes what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are and how you can turn those weaknesses into strengths. This will also include what type of job you are looking for.
2. Before you interview with a particular company, make sure you do your research. Companies want to know that you actually understand what they do and you have a good understanding of their values. Interviewers are trying to assess why you would be good for the company, so make sure you know the company. Also, it shows you put effort into learning about the company, since they are taking the time to talk with you about the job.
3. During the interview, it is important to keep a mental note of your body language. Try not to fidget or give in to bad habits, such as biting nails or cracking knuckles. A lot of communication during an interview is non-verbal. Interviewers pick up on these non-verbal cues, which can be a bad thing if they busy focusing on your body language instead of what you are saying. If you crack your knuckles, or tend to fiddle with fingers, try keeping your hand clasped in your lap, that way it is easier to keep track of what your hands are doing.
4. When interviewing, make sure to stress how your skills and previous experience fits with the company. For example, someone who has experience working in retail, who is applying to the corporate headquarters of a local store would be able to tell the interviewer that they have experience in customer service and that they understand the retail industry.
5. After the interview, always send a thank you email to let them know you appreciate their time. It can be a very simple, few sentence email, but it will certainly go a long way. Most people do not send a thank you to the people they interview with, so doing so will give you a slight edge if everything else is equal.
The tips listed above are just the main things you should try to focus on when preparing for an interview. It is also a good idea to do mock interviews and practice as much as possible before you interview with a company. If you follow these tips, you will be well on your way to landing that dream job.
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Article Added on Friday, April 27, 2012
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