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THE Job Interview Guide To Success

Do you wish someone would wave a magic wand over your interview so it would turn out perfectly? You’re not alone. Even though that’s not possible, you can have success and you’ll find a guide to it right here.

Job interview guides may come in many forms, depending on who writes them, but the best and easiest are those that provide clear, concrete, and compelling information, such as you’ll find below.

Focus On Three Qualifications

One: Technological

Make it your priority to find what the job requires and to match your qualifications with them. For example, suppose the job of sales manager calls for a person who can strategize, categorize, and organize information related to sales statistics. Gather data from your current or previous employment that illustrates how you can do all three in the job you hope to land. Be specific so the interviewer will be able to envision you doing what you claim you can do.

Two: Personal

Every employer is looking to hire individuals of integrity, character, leadership, and commitment. What have you done in your work environment that will exemplify these traits? You might refer to problems you have resolved, conflicts you’ve settled, and challenges you’ve mastered. Give details rather than generalizations. Provide examples that point to these characteristics. No job interview guide would be complete without also encouraging job seekers to dress professionally when they appear for the interview. That includes polished shoes, neatly styled hair, and clothing in style and in good repair.

Three: Experiential

And finally, keep in mind that your experience is your ally. Avoid using work jargon and gobbledygook. As soon as you are asked a question, stop for a moment and think of something you’ve done—an experience you’ve had––that shows rather than tells––your response. In other words, in what way have you taken authority over a situation, expressed leadership, created a solution, or came up with an idea that made a tangible difference in the department where you worked or in the company as a whole? Share those in conversational language that anyone can understand.

After reviewing this job interview guide, jot down the three points covered and any notes that will help you answer the interviewer’s questions with confidence and ease. That will help you walk into the employer’s office with a smile on your face and a friendly handshake, ready to win the job you’ve come to discuss.