5 Tips for Interviewing


Know the Company – If you truly want a job working at a specific company, it is imperative to research that company so that you can:

  • Tailor your answers to the company and that job
  • Clarify why you want to work there and would fit the culture
  • Explain why you are the best fit for the job

Dress Appropriately – They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  Show up for the interview dressed accordingly.  In many cases, showing up for a job interview in anything less than a suit and a tie still demonstrates that you are not a serious candidate.  However, some company cultures have a distrust for suits and showing up dressed in a suit could kill the deal.  If you don’t know what is appropriate at that organization…ask.

To tell the truth – Think carefully how you answer questions.  To many candidates stretch the truth and many get caught.  More of this information is easier to check these days and many companies will do a background check.   Don’t get caught miss-stating your background.  There is no recovery for lying in the interview process.

Never Negative– Some candidates talk badly about their old company or even their boss.  Remember the saying “Don’t burn bridges.”   Companies want to hire individuals that demonstrate respect and are positive.  So be tactful and diplomatic.   

It Is Your Decision Too – Most importantly…this is your decision too.  Remember to have questions.  Learn as much as you can.  Observe how they interview you.  Did they challenge you in the interview process?  If so, they probably will on the job.  Did they take a sincere in you?  Did you have to wait a long time in their lobby?  Was the whole process disorganized?  All of these things provide insight into what this company is really like.  After you have had your questions answered and you have observed them find a quiet space and think about whether or not this job is for you.


Good luck!


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