Are you in the market for a new job? Have you just landed an interview with your current company or perhaps a potential new employer? Hat’s off to you for building your career. The prospect of an interview can cause anxiety and stress. Follow these recommendations from the professionals and you’ll be one step closer to landing your dream job.
Research the prospective company, its market, product or service and company culture. The best way to accomplish this is to read through the entire website. If you have questions, jot them down. Websites often profile company leadership and company culture, values and mission. The better you know the company, the more informed you’ll be throughout the interview process. Check your professional networking website to uncover first and second degree connections that work for the company. If appropriate, reach out to them for advice, insight and recommendations.
Dress for success. Leave the bling, wild hair colors and costumed make up behind. You won’t have an opportunity to make a first impression. Take advantage of the savings offered by Groupon coupons and book a sessions with a salon for laser hair removal. You’ll be glad you did. Muted tones and solid colors are in order for a professional interview. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. The most important thing you can wear to a job interview is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. And always carry your documents in a waterproof bag to reduce the risk of water damage.
Finally, remember that a job interview is a two way street. While the hiring manager is determining if your skill set and demeanorare a match for the position, you should also be gauging whether this is the type of company where you’d like to hang your hat and grow your career. Best of luck to you! Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to share your views through our comment section.