for and going to an Interview.
questions in advance about the specific job you
have applied for and also about the company in
general. The idea is to demonstrate your interest
and knowledge in the employer and the job.
dont forget that you may not be quite right
for one job but perfect for another.
You should remember that some candidates look fantastic on paper, but are disappointing in the interview. Other people have a natural talent for interviewing. To some extent, interviewing is a learned skill. To help you a little here are ten tips to show your best as you are being interviewed.
Research the industry and company beforehand. Use every resource to your advantage: fellow students, professors, career-center resources, informational interviews with alumni of your school, the companys recruitment literature and Web site. Databases and Web sites such as LexisNexis and the U.S. Business Browser (usually available in libraries) or other specialist directories will also be useful.
Know what youre looking for and why you are in the interview. What are your values, interests, preferences? What kinds of roles and responsibilities are stimulating to you? What are your top five criteria for choosing an employer or accepting an offer? Thinking through these issues will keep you focused in your interviews and keep you from wasting time.
Understand what you have to offer, educationally, in terms of experience and as a person. What makes you unique? What are your points of difference? Understand how these make you a good fit for the opportunity the employer is offering, so you can make it clear to the interviewer that you are a good fit.
Before you go to the interview think of questions they might ask and anticipate the questions. Think about the main points you would emphasize for each potential question you can imagine the interviewer asking. Prepare how you would handle any illegal, unfair, or politically incorrect questions in a firm but graceful manner. And remember: If its on your resume, its fair game.
Practice an interview, learn from it and then refine and practice again. Participate in mock interviews if you can or practice on your own. Ask for honest feedback from friends and acquaintances and work to improve.
Be on time, enthusiastic and professional. When in doubt, dress more formally (most of the time, a suit and tie for men, a pantsuit or jacket and skirt for women). Bring extra copies of your resume, just in case. Introduce yourself, give a firm handshake and eye contact when you introduce yourself. Show enthusiasm related to the interviewers. Close the interview with a handshake and a genuine thank you.
Develop questions for each interview examples might include: Can you give me some examples of what kinds of roles Nurses (or other employees as appropriate for the position you apply) have at the company after two or five years?
Ask about next steps and the timing of the recruiting process. If you think youll be invited for a second-round, this will allow you to note it on your calendar so you can participate.
Follow up with a written thank-you note. Do not use an e-mail for that. It does not have to be handwritten, but receiving any thank you note can be a breath of fresh air. Dont use fancy, personalized stationary a simple note-card or nice paper will do.
After each interview, review your performance. Keep learning and improving as you go to interviews. Write down points where you think you have to improve.
Some general points for the interview:
Keep your answers as short and succinct as possible, using specific examples or scenarios to demonstrate your experience, ability and knowledge.
Consider your long term career goals and your personal attributes.
Be honest, for example, dont position yourself as a team player if you are a loner, it may get you the job in the short term but in the long term you will be unhappy and looking for another job!
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