Tips for a Successful Interview

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Once you have secured an interview, it is important to arrive prepared. Take the time before your interview to re-read the job posting and think about the skills you have that match the description. Research the company and familiarize yourself with what they do. Not only will you feel more prepared for your interview, but you will feel more confident that you are the right person for the job.

Prepare some questions about the job that you would like to ask the interviewer. This will show him or her that you have thought thoroughly about this job opportunity and are genuinely interested.  This also gives you the opportunity to address any questions or concerns that you might have about the position. Listen to the interviewer and ask them for more information if they bring up something you have a question about.

Be aware of your body language. Don’t forget to shake the interviewer’s hand when you meet and before you leave, and be sure to maintain eye contact.  Make sure you dress appropriately for your interview and your appearance is tidy.

Be sure to arrive on time for your interview. It is best to be around 15 minutes early in case there is any paperwork to fill out, and so you have time to get settled and comfortable. It is smart to bring extra copies of your resume with you.

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