- Research the company and position ahead of time so you are well-prepared
- Pay attention to your body language (smile, have good posture, make eye-contact, etc.)
- Good questions to ask the interviewer:
- Can you describe a day or week in this role?
- What are the opportunities for advancement in this role?
- What is your company's organizational culture?
- What does your hiring process look like?
- Who should I contact regarding hiring? Who will contact me?
- Prepare your personal value proposition (Know what skills you bring to the company)
- Include your personal value proposition in your 'thank you' letters to reiterate what you bring to the table
- Use the interviewer's name at least twice during the interview
- Tie every question in with a personal work experience
- Be clear and concise
- Tailor your resume to mirror the job's knowledge, skills, and ability requirements
- Do not ramble
- Always send your resume with a cover letter (the cover letter should introduce you and explain why you're applying for the job)
- Try to be comfortable, personable, and professional in the interview; those who are engaging are the ones interviewers want to hire
- Before the interview think about the ways you can separate yourself from the other candidates
- Don't doubt yourself
- Prep before an interview (practice answering questions in the mirror) and cheer yourself on before you go in to get pumped!
Thank you to our mock interviewers Ashley, Corey, Tony, John, and Joshua from Bank of America, and Cherise, Helen, Carolyn, Cleo, Leslie, Dina, and Teresa for sharing your job interviewing expertise in for our Mock Interview Event! Your tips and advice were very useful in helping our clients better navigate their own interview process. Here are some key points mentioned in yesterday's Interview Debrief:
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