Sure, you know to be on time and dress appropriately for your interview
, but are you truly prepared for the face-to-face? Before you come to the interview, research the company. AllBusiness.com
offers this tidbit on the importance of knowing about the job you want, in the company you are trying to work for:
“Research the company beforehand so that you can showcase that knowledge during the interview. This will boost your credibility with the interviewer and will help you to formulate intelligent questions to ask him or her.”
The last part highlights something important. Often, interviewers ask if you have questions for them. Being able to ask questions that show thought and insight tells the interviewer something about you. Make sure you are giving the right impression. And, of course, practice the answers to those time-honored interview questions
. Why should we hire you? and What are your strengths and weaknesses? Remember to be honest about your weakness. “I work too hard” or “I care too much” are cues for an interviewer to roll his or her eyes—maybe even before you’ve left the room.
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