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5 tips – How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Posted by | 09/25/2013 | Job interview

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Do some background work and preparation before you go to your interview:

Understand the playing field & ground rules:

It’s helpful to know what happens before you even get to the interview. In today’s hyper-competitive workplace, many firms get hundreds of applicants for every posting. At that rate, managers start looking for reasons not to interview an applicant rather than reasons to interview them.

Before interviews are scheduled, many companies assign scores to applications during the screening process (more on that in an upcoming post). If you’ve gotten an interview, congratulations! You’re at least halfway there and you have a shot at the job!

Understand where managers come from:

Managers hate to interview. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Why? It’s like one big, long blind date. Sure, just like on a blind date, they secretly hope, “This is the one!” But as with blind dates, many applicants are not ‘the one’ for the job.

In recent years, a big reason managers hate to interview is that with group interviews or panel interviews (when more than one person conducts the interview), it’s extremely hard to get the same two, three, four or more people together for a series of candidates. The scheduling process alone is a nightmare.



Tip 1: Online video course (Harvard)


Exclusive footage showing the best of the best from the top Ivy-league schools in actual job interview situations. Authentic examples of the use of professional body language and gestures of actual job candidates. Unique, top-notch strategic insights into the career culture at Harvard, Babson, Bentley,Suffolk and Brandeis. Through Amazon.


What Were Your Greatest Acomplishments So Far? A job-interview primer (Watch online and learn)


Tip 2: The Complete Job Interview Preparation Work Book


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