4 tips to ace your job interview

  • interviews
  • March 17, 2017
You know you’re the right person for the job. You have the experience and references, now you just need to convince the hiring manager. Put in a little prep time before your interview and pave the way for a job offer:
 

Dress like a supervisor

A recruiter isn’t hiring you for your wardrobe, but what you wear matters. It says you care enough to put your best foot forward.
 
The old saying is to dress for the job you want. So wear what the boss would wear, even if it’s just for now.
 

Speak the language

There’s always a learning curve at a new place, but show the hiring manager you understand the industry, the company’s products, the equipment and environment.
 
You may already be up to speed or you may need to do a little online research. Either way, prove you’d fit right in.
 

Show enthusiasm

Hiring managers want to see that you care about the position and you genuinely want to come on board.
 
Before your interview, prepare a few questions that show you did your homework. You could ask questions about a new product or technology that might impact your job. In the end, the hiring manager wants to know this is a position you can feel proud of and excited about.   
 

Never badmouth a previous boss or co-worker

This should go without saying, but sometimes we just want to tell our side of the story. Try to stick to the good things you took with you from your previous positions and leave the complaining to someone else. Interviewers want to know that you’ll be a loyal employee and co-worker, someone who will work well as a member of the team.
 
A little preparation can go a long way toward helping you stand out in an interview and get the job you’ve been looking for. 

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