Interviewing Tips

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There are various methods of interviewing. Once you get the hang of a style you are comfortable with, stick to it. The key is to practice. 
Here are some tips to keep in mind. 

  • Know the background of the company you are interviewing for. Step into that interview room knowing your shit to leave a good impression. Know the mission statement, what the company is about and what they do. 
  • Know your resume. Last year I had an interview where the interviewers asked me to go through my full resume. It is important to know what is on your resume in case you get asked.
  • When asked “tell us about yourself”, do not recite your resume. Consider this question to be like a cover letter. Customize this answer to compliment the position you are interviewing for by point out skills and strengths that apply to the company. 
  • Biggest weakness should be something that you have improved on or something you are working on improving. 
  • Remember professional achievements when applying for career jobs. Be confident in your achievements to elaborate and share when asked. 
  • If asked about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, make sure to provide an example that you were able to solve the problem on your own. 
  • Speak clearly. 
  • I’ve been on a few interviews where I was asked to describe situations such as; a time you disagreed with your boss, what do you do in stressful situations, how do you handle a challenge, and to give an example of when you worked in a team. When answering all of these questions make sure that you are detailed. The answers should be short, simple, and have a solution. 
  • Ask questions at the end of the interview.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Be confident and secure. Know your shit. Remeber, you got this. 

I hope this post helps those interviewing. I’m not a professional interviewer whatsoever. These are principles I apply to my interviews. 

xoxo- Liza