This article is a part II of the interview series of articles. In case you missed out, check out yesterday’s article on the top 25 insider tips to interviewing.
An interview is usually your first meeting with a prospective employer and is your opportunity to convince your interviewer that you are the right person for the job. For a successful interview, you must make a positive first impression. Answer the interviewer’s questions in ways that demonstrate that your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the job, ask intelligent questions, and conclude by determining when the next point of contact will be.
Before the Interview
The key to a successful interview is preparation. Research the company to find information on their products, services, and industry trends that could influence present or future operations. Find out how to pronounce your interviewer’s name. Determine the appropriate dress for an interview by calling or visiting the company. Locate the company on a map and find out how long it will take you to get there. If you can, visit the company beforehand to ensure you can find the company on the day of your interview. Additionally, you will want to:
Throughout your job search, you should seriously consider several questions about your financial value and future income. What, for example, are you worth? How much should you be paid for your work? How can you best demonstrate your value to an employer? Salary negotiation is something that hiring managers are usually more experienced in than the people they hire. In the interest of leveling the playing field, here is a list of tips for salary negotiation.
1. Maximize your past experience.
Understand what you have achieved. Bring your past experiences to the table as a tool when negotiating for your salary.
2. Make a list of what you have to offer.
Know what you have to offer an employer. Make a list of your skills, abilities, talents, and knowledge. Be prepared to show your employer what value you bring to the company.
The interviewing stage of your job search is the most critical. Your success or failure in obtaining a position is often determined at the interview. However, anyone can learn to interview well, since most mistakes can be anticipated and corrected. Learn the following top 25 interviewing techniques to give you a winning edge.
1. Bring extra copies of your resume to the interview.
Nothing shows less preparation and readiness than being asked for another copy of your resume and not having one. Come prepared with extra copies of your resume. You may be asked to interview with more than one person and it demonstrates professionalism and preparedness to anticipate needing extra copies.
2. Dress conservatively and professionally.
What you wear to an interview can make a tremendous difference. It is important to convey a professional image, and it is better to overdress than underdress.
3. Be aware of your body language.
Be alert, energetic, and focused on the interviewer. Make eye contact. Non-verbally, this communicates that you are interested in what the interviewer has to say.
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