Posted by Michelle Johanson on Friday, August 14, 2015 - 08:11
Heading out to job interviews? These are the key steps you need to take to make a positive impression.
What job seeker isn’t looking for a leg up on the competition when going on job interviews? In this short video clip, OfficeTeam Vice President Kelly Workman offers some valuable job interview tips that can give you the edge you need:
What to Do at Job Interviews
Dress to impress. Knowing what to wear to an interview is critical. If wearing a full suit doesn't make sense for a particular company, opt for slacks or skirt with a dress shirt or blouse.
Be a company expert. Spend some time online researching employers before you go to job interviews. Make sure you know their history, leadership, line of business and competition, at minimum, so you can demonstrate company knowledge. Hiring managers look for candidates who are enthusiastic about joining their particular organization.
Know your resume inside out. Re-read your resume before arriving and think about aspects of your work history you want to highlight. You’ll be better prepared to answer the questions that come your way.
Send an interview thank-you note. The interview thank-you note may seem outdated, but it really can help you stand out from the crowd. You’ll demonstrate professionalism and have a chance to remind the hiring manager why you’re perfect for the job.
Close the interview. Use that final minute with the interviewer to share your interest in the job and ask what the next steps are in the hiring process.
What job interview tips have you followed that made a difference in your job hunt?