We've all heard the saying "you only get one chance to make a great first impression", and it has never been more true when it comes to a job interview. You need to plan, prepare and execute the interview perfectly to beat the competition and win the job offer:
Plan Ahead Do a little homework! Research the company, the position, and if possible the people you will meet at your interview. Review your work experiences. Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!!
Role Play Once you have finished studying, begin role playing (rehearsing). Use the general questions provided below (in sections 2 and 3). 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.
Eye Contact Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Show you want the job with your interest.
Be Positive In particular, avoid negative comments about past employers.
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.
Relate Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and his or her company. Focus on achievements relevant to the position.
Encourage Encourage the interviewer to share information about his or her company.
* Remember to always demonstrate your interest and sound positive and enthusiastic at all times.