Do you have an interview coming up? Preparing for a job interview is almost as important as the job interview itself. That's because if you don't take the time to prepare, you're not going to get a job offer. That's especially true in this competitive job market.
Hiring managers expect applicants to come prepared, to know about their company, to be ready to answer (and ask) interview questions, and to dress appropriately. They also expect you to be on time - saying you got lost won't cut it - and to walk in with just yourself and a few extra copies of your resume in a nice portfolio, if you have one. Lose the coffee cup, the gum and any other extraneous items you don't need on a job interview.
The interviewer will expect you to show him or her that you are the most qualified applicant for the job. This means being able to relate your education, experience and skills directly to the job for which you are applying.
Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It can be a challenge to get ready for a job interview, but the more you practice and prepare, the better your chances of acing the interview and getting a second interview and, eventually, a job offer.
Here's advice on how to prepare for an interview, so you can make the best possible impression on everyone you interview with.
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