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It Doesn’t Stop With An Interview Offer

You scored an interview! Now what? It isn’t time to celebrate yet. You still have a long way to go. The interview is the most important part of searching for a job. It’s your first and last impression (Hopefully, not your last).

1. Don’t Ramble
Always know where you are going with your answers. Don’t ramble! If you do, try to wrap it up ASAP!

2. Never say, “That’s a good question.”
Most employers think this is annoying. Plus, they also think that you’re trying to come up with an answer. Especially don’t say it if it is one of those common questions like, “what’s your biggest weakness?”

3. Prepare
The worst you could ever do is come to an interview unprepared. If you don’t prepare, you will probably seem like you have no interest in the company, or that you have no idea what you’re talking about.

4. Make It Conversational
Don’t think of the interview as just answering questions. Think of it as a way to get to know the employer while they are getting to know you. Both of you are trying to see if you are a good fit for each other.

6. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Personal
Adding a personal story to your answer while make your answer seem more genuine. (With caution)

7.There’s Still Hope
If you didn’t get the job, there is still hope. It may have been a close call between you and another candidate. If you made a good impression, they may recommend you to another company, or send a company your resume.

These are just some tips that I have picked up through my  interview experiences, and the numerous articles I have read. I hope they help you out. We could all use a little help sometimes. Hang in there unemployed readers!


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