Are you about to land your dream job? Maybe you’re in line for a promotion with your current employer or have been sought after to interview with a competitor. While excitement abounds, nervousness is also probably setting in. Follow these strategies from the professionals and you’ll be sure to nail your interview and land your dream.
The first order of business is to research the new company, its product and market position. The best way to do this is to read the entire website. Company websites often profile the management and leadership teams. You’ll be able to get an idea of the caliber of people, and their tenure, at this new company. Research also allows you to formulate questions on your own that you’ll want to pose to the hiring manager. Jot these down and have them ready for the interview.
You only have one opportunity to make a first impression. Put your best foot forward. Take advantage of the great savings offered by Groupon coupons and make an appointment at your local nail salon for a fresh, conservative, manicure. Select a conservative suit or jacket and leave the loud prints at home. Easy on the bling and make-up; don’t over whelm the senses of the hiring manager. The most important thing to wear to an interview is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence.
Don’t forget that the interview is a two way street. While the hiring manager will focus on your qualifications and demeanor to determine if you are a match for the position, you should also take the opportunity to decide if this is the type of company where you’d like to make your mark for the next step in your career. Good luck on your new journey!