Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tips for Nailing an Interview

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Congratulations on your focus and ambition. If you’ve secured an interview with a new company, follow these recommendations from the Human Resource professionals for putting your best foot forward during an interview and landing a job offer.

Realize upfront that if you’ve landed an interview, that means the hiring manager has determined that your skill set and experience meets the requirements for the position. An interview is a two way street. The hiring manager is charged with determining if your ethics and character are a match for the company and team on which you’ll be working. It’s also an opportunity for you to ascertain whether the position and company meets your career objectives and if the company has a culture in which you could be successful.

The most important thing to wear to an interview is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Select a conservative suit or jacket that’s appropriate for a professional setting. Avoid loud colors and prints. It’s best to err on the side of over dressing than arriving in too casual an outfit. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon and select from the classic pieces offered by Barneys New York. Leave the bling, wild hair colors and excessive jewelry at home. Have additional hard copies of your resume available for the hiring manager to pass to other stakeholders in the company.

Finally, spend time researching the company, industry and product line in preparation for the interview. The company’s website is a great place to start. As you conduct your research, keep a list of questions for the hiring manager. Again, the interview is an opportunity for you to uncover as much as possible about the company you’re considering joining. This research will also show the hiring manager how well prepared you are and the interest you have in the company. Best of luck to you on the next step in what will surely be a brilliant career!

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