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How Do You Prepare For A Job Interview And Get Positive Results

Updated on September 8, 2015

If you've been looking for a way to prepare yourself before a job interview, you've come to the right place. I won’t bore you, it’s just facts and details that you can follow through. You can implement it step by step, or as you want it in any order. So let's get started.

1. Build an awesome resume.

Before any interview takes place, the resume gets read first. Make sure you are the solution to their needs and problem. A targeted resume is the most effective resume.

Make sure you include results in your resume. To back up all your achievements, they must see result. These make the wow factor. These makes them need to hire you. Your expertise matters to them.

But what if you are new in your industry? Then list down your expertise and look for a gap that you can fit your expertise in the job list that they are looking for. But if you don’t have proof to back up as a result of that expertise, then I suggest you start getting experience. Don’t think of salary yet if you are a fresh fish in your industry.

2. Think like the hiring manager.

You are what you are, but that doesn't limit you to wear plenty hats. Before you put yourself in the interview, immerse yourself in the mind of the manager. Head over to YouTube or Google, and look for information that teaches hiring managers how to conduct an interview.

This information gives you an idea on how they think and what they expect as an answer. This also prepares you on what to expect during an interview.

3. Align your expertise to what they look for.

This takes a little effort on your part.

Look at their job post, and list down anything that interest you that you think you can offer them as your expertise.

Now, read your resume and see if you are offering your expertise that they are looking for. If not, revise your resume. Make sure it is aligned to what the employers need. Once you finished rewriting your resume. Read it out loud. Polish your resume until it’s clean and the right fit to what they are looking for. This gives you an advantage to get the appointment you need for the interview. And the fun part, they'll ask you exactly what you have in your resume and you just prepared yourself an outline of what you will answer.

4. Be sure to communicate.

Now is the moment of truth, you are being interviewed and you need to answer everything that the hiring manager is asking. Make sure you communicate, do not stutter or get nervous, just talk naturally. If you keep thinking it is an interview, the more you'll get nervous. Better think that you are just having a conversation with a stranger, no commitment or expectations from the conversation, just talk naturally.

Just remember to be polite, and think positive. Most importantly, be honest. It helps lessen your nervousness, whenever you answer honestly. If in case they ask you personal stuff, answer only the information you want to share them, limit your personal answers related to the job that you are applying.

Now that you have an idea on what to do, it’s about time to implement it. Prepare your resume early and polish it well. Think like the employer, it gives you an idea on what to expect. Connect your expertise to what they are looking for, and communicate well.

All of these needs action and your next step is to start implementing it now.


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