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Your resume is a key tool on your job search. A resume summarizes your professional skills, experience, and education. Hiring managers review countless resumes when they are considering candidates, and they want to see your work history and skills at a glance. For that reason, it’s important to keep your resume updated, accurate, and easy to read. Think of it as your first chance to make a good impression with a potential employer.
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Your interview is the gateway to the job. How well you conduct yourself in an interview will determine whether or not you land the job. Whether you are the only person interviewing or one in fifty people interviewing, this is your opportunity to bring your experience, skills and abilities to life. We’ve prepared a list of helpful tips to help you succeed with your interview. Keep in mind a phone interview or a video interview is just as critical as an in-person interview. You should treat them all equally.
How to Prepare for An Interview
- Thoroughly read the job description and understand what the company is looking for in a candidate.
- Make a list of your skills and accomplishments and consider how they match up to the job description.
- Research the company, and if you know who will be conducting the interview, find out more about his or her role within the company.
- Practice common interview questions with a friend or family member before your interview.
- If you are not familiar with the location of the company, try to drive your route at least once before the time of your interview.
How to Describe Yourself in an Interview
- When answering questions during an interview, always relate the answer back to the job.
- Don’t be shy. Job interviewers expect you to be positive and talk about your skills. A little bragging is a good thing!
- Don’t lie. If you don’t know the answer to a question or don’t know how to do something, be honest. Employers appreciate candidates who are honest about their skills and willing to learn new ones.
What to Bring to An Interview
- You may need a form of ID to get into the company building, or to complete a job application.
- Notepad and pen. If you need to fill out paperwork or jot down notes, it is easier to bring your own supplies.
- Questions about the position and company. Write out your list of questions for the interviewer so you don’t forget them.
- Copies of your resume. Bring several copies of your resume to hand out if requested. Don’t forget to bring one for yourself so you can easily reference employment dates and other information.
- List of references. Your list of references should include at least three professional references with current contact information. Be sure to confirm with potential references that they feel comfortable attesting to your skills and work experience.
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Now, you got the job. Congratulations! Make sure that you are putting your best foot forward so that you can succeed. Need on the job advice? Look below: