Job Interviewing Technique

Here are some job interviewing techniques to help you stay calm, composed, and confident in an interview.

Okay, so you've got the phone call from the company of your dreams. You're nervous, excited, and ready to get the job! What will you wear? What should you say? What if you make the wrong impression? Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially if you feel that you present yourself better on paper than in person.

What can you do to make yourself more prepared for the interview? There are several things that will help you feel more prepared before walking through the door of your interviewer!

Do you want the job? Make sure you have an understanding of the job you want. Be honest when answering interview questions, and make sure you have some basic knowledge of the industry. Look at the company's website, search for press releases online, and find out what the company's mission is. How does your career goal fit with their mission statement? Be prepared to make a parallel to the interviewer! Practice listening. Make sure you always let the interviewer finish a question before you form the answer.

A few days before the interview get your clothing ready. Wear something that makes you feel both comfortable and confident. Practice visualizing yourself having a great interview in that outfit! Organize yourself well ahead of time; bring a fresh copy of your resume to the interview.

When you arrive to the interview, be friendly with everyone you come in contact with. While waiting to be called, go over the points you want to make in your head. If you are nervous, visualize yourself going to work every day at the dream job. Take a deep breath and prepare to show off your confidence and poise.

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