Ten successful, basic job interview tips


Job interviews can be very stressful. Listed below are ten successful, basic job interview tips to keep in mind when going on an interview.

1) Always arrive on time, even a few minutes early.

2) Dress appropriately for the job. When in doubt, tend toward conservative.

3) Turn your cell phone off and keep it out of sight.

4) Make direct eye contact with the interviewer. Don’t let your eyes wander.

5) Appear as confident, capable and willing to learn. Never appear cocky and arrogant.

6) Prepare ahead for the interview by researching the company, its product, market, culture and mission.

7) Show interest in what the interviewer is saying and respond appropriately.

8) Be prepared with examples of your past experiences that demonstrate you have the necessary qualifications for the job.

9) Let the interviewer know you are the best candidate for the job and why, again with examples of your relevant experience and skills.

10) At the end of the interview, let the interviewer know you want the job. Shake hands and say you are looking forward to the next step in the interviewing process.

The main objective of a job interview is to impress the interviewer and get the job. To get the job, you have to convince the interviewer you are the candidate the company wants. Keep these ten successful, basic interview tips in mind and you should definitely increase your chances for a successful job interview.


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