August 15, 2012
Mastering Your Interview
Nothing beats getting a call back for your dream job.
But to land that coveted gig, you first have to overcome the dreaded job interview.
Unfortunately, HR professionals say the most common mistake is interviewees wearing inappropriate attire, and 26 percent appear unprepared for their interview.
Other candidate errors include lacking basic company information, having negative body language, and not preparing questions to ask at the end.
Find out about the company’s cultural nuances before interviewing, says Kate Benson, president of Martens & Heads, an executive recruitment consultancy.
“This is what really makes or breaks success – short and long-term.” Find out what the company stands for, about the work environment and the company’s evolution to be better primed.
The bonus? Your research helps you to determine if the company is a good fit for you.
Another top tip: Don’t let one mistake throw off your game. Try calming techniques to help stay focused and relaxed.
Saying thank you after the interview is essential. It leaves a lasting impression on the interviewer and the extra effort emphasizes your determination.
Prepare yourself, relax and stay focused. Good luck!
Bonus PINK Link: Increase your interview odds with a rockin’ resume.
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By Felicia Edlin
"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as much as I dream can I be.” Karen Ravn
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