23 Feb Interview Tips: How to Land Your Dream Job
Little things can make a big difference when interviewing for your dream job. Be prepared as possible for your interview by taking time to practice to make the best possible impression. Here are a few interview tips that can help you land your dream job:
Before the Interview
Research the company and job description
Before the interview, research the company, job requirements and company culture. The more you know before the interview, the better you’ll be able to answer tough interview questions and ask insightful questions. Search the company’s website for their mission statement and values to know about their company culture.
Take time to practice interview questions for the position. Practice makes perfect and will make you feel more confident during your interview. The more you practice interview questions, the smoother the interview will go. Have a friend or family member ask you different interview questions to help you prepare.
Dress for Success
Plan out your outfit for the interview in advance that fit the organization and its culture. Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed. When in doubt of what to wear, always overdress.
During the Interview
Arrive Early to the Interview
Arriving late to an interview leaves a very bad first impression. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the company and try to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Arriving early will allow you time to observe the workplace a little. Make sure to come prepared with copies of your resume and turn off your cell phone before the interview.
Ask Good Questions
Interviewers can tell if you have done your research about the company and your interest in the position based off the questions you ask.
Have good body language
Some positive body language cues that can help during your interview include sitting up straight, having good eye contact, smiling and nodding to show you are actively listening. Avoid slouching, looking off in the distance or any other distracting cues during the interview.
After the Interview
Send a Handwritten Thank You Note
Write a handwritten note to the interviewer to thank them for their time. Sending a thank you note or email will set you apart from other candidates and show your interest in the job.
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