Interview Preparation Tips: Impress Employers and Win the Job

Congratulations on getting the interview! Only the strongest candidates make it to the interview stage, and that means you have a terrific chance of moving forward with the employer.

Preparing for the interview will improve your chance of success. In fact, studies show that candidates who prepare for interviews have a 41% higher likelihood of getting an offer. Many candidates, however, will walk into their interviews without preparing. Can you guess the most common excuse? They say they just do not have the time. By reading this, you are already a step ahead of that competition.

Here are five quick tips to get you started:

Arrive on time. Make a test run to see how long it will take you to get to the office. Build in a 10-minute cushion to cover any unforeseen delays. Your perfect resume writing skills cannot save you from the consequences of a late arrival.

Research the company. An interviewer will likely ask you what you know about their company, or at the very least ask questions that give you the opportunity to display your knowledge about their business. Be able to articulate why you have a genuine interest in the company and the position.

Dress up. Appearance is another important part of the process. You do not need to have movie star looks, but you and your clothes should be neat and clean. It is better to be more professionally dressed than the interviewer is, so if in doubt lean more towards business rather than casual attire.

Practice answers to common questions. Think about what questions to expect, and practice the answers. Review your resume again so that you are prepared to give detailed descriptions of achievements mentioned on your resume.

Bring your resume. Your resume writing skills opened the door to this interview, and you can continue to use your resume to get the offer. Often interviewers use an email copy of your resume, and stare at the computer screen while asking questions. Offer the interviewer a hard copy so that you can better build rapport.

Before you get to the interview, you have to make it possible with convincing resume writing. To do this, enlist the help of a professional resume writing service.

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