During a job interview you need to constantly looking to make a positive impression on the person doing the hiring. But even more important than that is your attitude and your ability to sell the idea, that you can make a valuable contribution to the organization.

The next ten pages will reveal some very insightful and valuable ideas about doing a perfect interview. Also make sure to check out our article on resume writing as well.

Let me know how this information helps you in your job interviewing.

Prepare for Your Job Interview

The hour that you spend in your job interview could be the most important hour that you ever spend.  This is because your job interview is the time frame that you have to get that job that you really want.  But you need to have some winning strategies in place so that when you’re sitting in that interview room you put every minute to good use.  You need to be as prepared as you can for any number of questions that come your way and you need to have the right answers at your fingertips so that you exude self confidence and credibility.

One of your main goals in your job interview is to stand out from the rest of the people who are applying for the same position.  One of the ways that you can do this is by finding out as much as you can about the company that you want to work for and the position that you’re applying for.  The more knowledgeable you sound about the job that you want the better the impression you’ll leave with your interviewer.

During your interview avoid using words that sound unprofessional such as “cool” and “awesome”.  Most companies are looking for a professional attitude and this attitude should be displayed in your job interview to show your seriousness about getting the job.  Try to be as prepared as you can for the interview by guessing at some of the questions you’ll be asked and coming up with some answers.  There are some questions you can be sure that you’ll be asked, such as “why do you want this job”.  Try to come up with something better than the standard answer which most interviewees will give.  Be unique in your presentation so that you leave an impression that is going to be remembered.

When you’re asked to talk about yourself try to limit your response time to about a minute.  You want to talk too much about yourself yet you also don’t want to give too little information about who you are.  It’s important that you listen to your interviewer so that you show that you have listening skills as well as speaking skills.  Interviewers want to see a well rounded individual in front of them who is ready to tackle all aspects of the job.  Your interview is your chance to score a few points.  Try to slip in a few comments about work ethics and team work to show that these ideas aren’t foreign to you.