How to do a Job Interview

Job interviews are easily the most important part of the job finding process. First impressions are everything and this is often the first time the potential employer meets you. So in short DONT mess it up. Now with that out of the way, how do you not mess it up and stand out from the other candidates for the job?

1.Research

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Research the job you are interested in. If you are serious about getting this job then get to know what the business is about. Not only is this good for you to know, it makes you appear interested and stand out amongst your competing candidates.

2. Dress up

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This sounds like common sense but you would be surprised. For men a suit is ideal and for ladies pants and coat, or skirts is what would be preferred. No boat shoes or tennis shoes. You want dress shoes and high heels. Also come well-groomed and hide body piercings and tattoos.

3. Practice

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Go online and type in “typical interview questions. ” This will give you an idea of the types of questions you may be asked. Practice answering these in a mirror. Yes a mirror. This way you can watch how you present yourself and easily correct posture and non verbals.

4. Come with questions

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This will really make you stand out. The interview should be 2-way, just as must as they are figuring out if they want to hire you, you need to figure out if its a good fit for you.

Now you are ready to rock and roll and get that dream job!

-Elliott Fowler

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Author: elliottfowler

I am a Senior Communications Major at the University of Louisville. I am currently in COM 321 and I am excited to use this blog to talk about news stories in the city of Louisville. GO CARDS!!!!

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