Posted on Jun 20, 2012 @[email protected]

Interviews can be a hard thing to figure out. You can never know exactly what they are going to ask you, what they are going to make you do, and most importantly, what they are going to think of possibly placing you as an employee of your company. Having a few extra tips, could potentially prepare you to have a very successful interview.

Do Your Research: Knowing a lot about the company you are interviewing for is a must. It shows the interviewer that you took the time to look up what the business is about and how you can learn about and put forth your skills to contribute to the company. Look up the basics; what the company does, who started it, who runs the company, etc. Being aware of these things shows that you know what you are talking about and could potentially be a great addition for the company you are interviewing for.

Wear Professional Attire: No matter what the position, it is important to make sure you look presentable. Ladies, no short skirts or belly tops and guys, no wrinkly shirts or pants that are too small. With a professional look, it is already showing how you want others to view you in a professional light. Do not think that wearing something nice gets you the job; it is only a piece of how to present yourself when interviewing.

Know Where You Are Going: Take the time to map out where you are going the day before your interview. If it is within a close range, taking the time to drive by and know exactly where you are going and an estimated time of exactly how long it will take you to get there. With an exact time estimate you will be able to plan being there ten minutes early, because being on time in the interview world is considered late.

Come Prepared: Bring a pen and a notepad. It is good to write down notes so that at the end of the interview when he or she ask, “Do you have any questions or comments?” You will already have your notes in front of you to go off of. It is always good to have questions or comments because it shows you were paying attention and you want to know more about the company, therefore potentially making you a candidate for the company.

Remain Calm, Cool, and Collected: Giving off the vibe that you are nervous and not really sure what you are talking about can potentially really hurt your chances. Showing that you are at ease and confident that you are the right person for the specific position you are interviewing for, you are sure to raise some interest in hiring you.

Sticking to these tips could possibly get you that job that you are interviewing for. Keep these main points and mind and there is no way you could have a bad interview.

Robert Boroff Executive Profile Managing Director Reaction Search International

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