Well, its that time again. Time to prepare
yourself for the journey that lies ahead. It can be a little
scary, but with the proper preparation you will do much better.
Below are some general tips to get your focus on
track. With a few interviews you'll be on your way!
Interview Tip 1: Plan Ahead - Do a
little homework! Research the company and the position if
possible, as well, the people you will meet with at the
interview. Review your work experiences. Be ready to support
past career accomplishments with specific information targeted
toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!
Interview Tip 2: Role Play - Once you have
finished studying, begin role playing (rehearsing). Use the
general questions provided below in the Interview Preparation
Area. Write down answers if it helps to make your presentation
more concise. Try to keep your answers to the information your
new employer will want to know.
Interview Tip 3: Eye Contact - Maintain eye
contact with your interviewer. Show you want the job with your
Interview Tip 4: Be Positive - In particular,
avoid negative comments about past employers.
Interview Tip 5: Adapt - Listen and adapt. Be
sensitive to the style of the interviewer. Pay attention to
those details of dress, office
furniture, and general decor which will afford helpful clues to
assist you in tailoring your presentation.
Interview Tip 6: Relate - Try to relate your
answers to the interviewer and his or her company. Focus on
achievements relevant to the position.
Interview Tip 7: Encourage - Encourage the
interviewer to share information about his or her company.
Demonstrate your interest. Some suggested questions to ask the
interviewer are provided in the "Questions You Could Consider
Asking the Employer" section.
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are questions you may want to ask the Interviewer
Why is this position open?
How often has it been filled in the past five years? What
were the main reasons?
What would you like done differently by the next person
who fills this position?
What are some of the objectives you would like to see
accomplished in this job?
What is most pressing? What would you like to have done in
the next 3 months.
What are some of the long term objectives you would like
to see completed?
What are some of the more difficult problems one would
have to face in this position?
How do you think these could best be handled?
What type of support does this position receive in terms
of people, finances. etc?
What freedom would I have in determining my own work
objectives, deadlines, and methods of measurement?
What advancement opportunities are available for the
person who is successful in this position, and within what
In what ways has this organization been most successful in
terms of products and services over the years?
What significant changes do you foresee in the near
How is one evaluated in this position?
What accounts for success within the company?
These questions are presented only as interviewing
guidelines. They are meant to help you prepare for the
interview. Some questions may or may not be appropriate for
your interviewing situation.
By practicing your responses to some of these questions,
hopefully you will not be taken off guard if asked one of
them. Most importantly, relax, go with the flow, and before
you know it, you'll be in your next job.