Interviewing and Networking
Interviewing Skills & Guidelines
Imagine this – you just found a listing for your dream job, applied for it and got called for an interview. Great! Now it’s time to get prepared for that interview!
Even if you feel that you are highly qualified and a perfect fit for the job, preparation in advance is key to nailing the interview and impressing the hiring manager. Interview skills are learned, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. Check out this section to get some great interview tips to help answer even the trickiest interview questions and prepare you with the skills you need to successfully take that interview with confidence.
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Preparation is key to nailing the interview and impressing the hiring manager. What to prepare? Research the company, update your resume, choose what to wear, decide what questions to ask, and more. The goal of the interview is to determine if you are the right fit for the job – and if the job is the right fit for you!
Are you hesitant to network? Don’t be. You already know how to network. Networking is nothing more than the people you already know and getting to know some new people.
The importance of “networking” cannot be understated. Just reading job postings is not an effective way to find a job. Networking is similar to staying in touch with your friends on Facebook. To help you in your job or career, networking is simply meeting and forming contacts with other people in your field of business or interest.
You may think that you don’t know anyone who can help you with your job search. But you know more people than you think, and there’s a very good chance that at least a few of these people know someone else who can give you career advice or point you to a job opening. Start by making a list of the people you know and then reach out. You’ll never know if you don’t ask!