Even the best-qualified candidate needs to be able to articulate their qualifications in an interview. Follow these steps to prepare for a successful interview.
First, prepare by "doing your homework" about the job. Read everything you can about the company on their web site, in their company literature, and in newspaper accounts. If you have contacts through your networking, ask them about the organization but remember that personal opinions from your contacts may not always agree with yours.
Prepare yourself by dressing professionally for the position, rereading your resume, and being on time for the interview. Here are a few web sites that will help you:
- Quintessential Careers has many job search resources including interviewing information.
The Career Center offers practice interviews several times a year to help you prepare. Contact us to make arrangements.