Congratulations, you've earned the interview.
Preparing for the interview and showing up strong will earn you
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
When you arrive at the interview prepared you make that positive
first impression. Find out what you need to do to most effectively
prepare for the interview.
Types of Interviews
There are a multitude of interview types and styles. Knowing what
you might encounter will assist you in breezing right through.
Ever heard the term, "Image is everything!" Well, in
this case it is true. From the appropriate dress and grooming, to
your body language, what you portray comes out loud and clear to
When in an interview your best bet is to match the communication
style of your interviewer. Though how do you recognize his or her
style in order to match it? This can be a powerful tool for you
to use in building rapport and gaining an appropriate comfort level
in the interview.
Be clear and concise! Your key to the job is to answer the questions
directly, knowing when to stop. Anticipating and practicing answering
possible questions before the interview will help keep the answers
clear and concise and help you remain calm under pressure.
Asking questions of the interviewer is a great way to show your
interest as well as to show how much homework you have already done.
Knowing when to ask what questions is key to your success.
That's right, practice makes perfect. Through our coaching together,
you will have plenty of time to practice answering and asking questions.
The more you practice the stronger you will be in the interview.
The appropriate follow up can gain you more respect and admiration
from your prospective employer and raise you one notch above your
competition. Be sure to end the interview knowing the next steps
in the process and who to follow up with and when to do so. This
can be a critical balancing act.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
There are a few common mistakes that you can avoid just by knowing
what they are. Don't make 'em.
The use of references can be a powerful job-hunting tool. The key
is choosing the appropriate references and setting them and yourself
up to win.