Maybe you are interviewing because you just graduated from college. Maybe you are interviewing because you want a career change. Maybe you are interviewing because you were recently laid off. Whatever your reason, interviewing for a job can be stressful. You can help calm your nerves with the motto “Be Prepared”.

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Here are some tips on how to be well prepared for your next interview:

  • Research the company. This will give you an overall picture of the company as well as help you stand out as a well-prepared candidate.
  • Print multiple copies of your resume and bring them to the interview. DO NOT assume your interviewers (and there may be more than one) will have copies.
  • Know the job requirements and be prepared with examples that demonstrate how your skills and qualifications meet those job requirements.
  • Prepare questions. The best questions often come from listening to what is asked during the interview, and asking for additional information. It also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you.

Try to be the most professional version of yourself during your meeting and try not to let your nerves get the best of you. While you may think you want this job for a variety of preconceived reasons, the interview is your time to make sure this is the right position/fit/company for you.

Jeanine Borko

SVP, Human Resources

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