During the Interview
1. Promote Yourself
Although you may cringe at the thought, you need to sell yourself during the interview. You have a product (yourself) to offer this organization, and you must make sure that the interviewer understands what you have to offer. If you sit back and dutifully await the interviewer’s questions, you may never have the opportunity to mention your best skills and qualities. This doesn’t mean that you take over the interview or ignore the interviewer’s questions. Remember that although the interviewer controls the flow of the interview, you control the content.
2. Set Yourself Apart from the Competition
Your interviewer may be bored to tears from interviewing a series of cookie-cutter candidates who speak in the same generalities about their qualifications: “I’m a diligent worker, I’m a team player, I’m a quick learner.”
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use those terms in describing yourself. But you should be able to describe, in detail, previous situations in which you demonstrated those qualities.
3. Enthusiasm is Vital!
Demonstrate your interest in the job and in the organization. Enthusiasm works best when it is:
In addition to those three things, try to:
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