Have you just landed an interview for what could possibly be your dream job? Congratulations to you on taking the steps to grow your career. No doubt you are both excited and anxious. Remind yourself that you would most likely not have been tapped for the interview if your qualifications and experience level did not meet the requirements for the position. An interview is a two way street. Not only is it an opportunity for the hiring manager to gauge your demeanor, motivation and ability to work with the existing team, but it is also an opportunity for you to determine if the actual position, culture and industry standing of the hiring company meets with your personality and career goals. Follow these recommendations from the professional executive recruiters and human resources executives to ensure your interview is a success.
The most important things to wear to any job interview are a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Couple those with a classic suit or jacket and well-tailored trousers. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select from the huge array of styles available from Sears. Leave the loud colors and bling for the weekend – they are not appropriate for any type of job interview. Tone down the hairstyle and make up and spend extra time grooming. You only have one opportunity to make a first impression. A strong handshake and genuine eye contact will set the stage for a positive interview.
Take the time to research the hiring company. The best place to start is on the company’s own website. Thoroughly read through all the pages and take notes of any questions that may arise and be prepared to ask them at the appropriate time during the interview. Read through the online reviews about the company left by current and former clients as well as current and former employees to get a stronger insight into the culture of the company. Research the product line and become familiar with the competition in the company’s industry and region.
If, at the conclusion of the interview, you determine that the job and company are appealing to you, be frank with the hiring manager and let him or her know you are truly interested in the position and joining the team. Follow up with a thank you note hand written to the hiring manager on the day of the interview.