WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
about your future industry, company, and future positions as much as
about yourself, your present and past work as well as accomplishments.
Prepare and take any supporting documents of your achievements to
how to pass "Screening interviews" that are usually conducted
over the phone. Talk clearly and confidently.
DRESS YOUR BEST:
Select clothing to match whatever those in your future company might
wear. For employers who allow business casual, men can wear a pants suit
or shirt and
tie. Women can wear a casual pants suit and pumps.
THE INTERVIEW DAY:
time. If circumstances prevent you from arriving on time, call your
interviewer on a cell phone.
everyone in the company with respect. From the receptionist to the
secretary, smile warmly and give a firm handshake to them.
immediately trying to establish rapport with him/her.
Talk about yourself and work history. Emphasize your accomplishments.
Let the employer know that you can do for them what was done for
knowledge about the company. What is the company's mission, products or
services, profits or losses, new direction, etc.?
in doubt, stress your accomplishments or achievements.
sure to make the interview a two-way street! Today, an interview is a
conversation. Don't passively sit by and let the interviewer do all the
on the job and not the money or benefits.
After the interview, send a "thank you note" to the
interviewer. Outline what you discussed and further emphasize your
possible contributions to the company.
When you get an offer, skillfully negotiate your salary. Go up to the
Internet to sites such as salary.com and see what people in your field are earning in certain positions.