Whether you plan to build a career as a contract worker or are using contract work to land a full-time job offer, there are a few tips for interview success that are universal:
- Research the company and the specific job before the interview. A critical component of interviewing for success is knowledge of your prospective employer and their needs. This always helps to make a good impression.
- Always get to the interview site on time. If you are unsure of the location of the interview site, make a “dry run” before the day of the interview. You should know where you’re going, but also leave time for traffic congestion issues. Leave well before normal driving time to be sure you are prompt – it never hurts to be early.
- Relax and project a confident, comfortable image. Interviewers are aware that job candidates, for contract work or full-time employment, are typically stressed.
- By projecting a smiling, relaxed and comfortable persona, you might be offered a contract work agreement after only one interview.