1. Do your homework: research the company you are interviewing so you can demonstrate knowledge about the company and position.
2. You are in the Limelight; be prepared to talk about yourself! Before the interview prepare questions and answer them; get your mind on talking about your work experience.
You need to be prepared to talk in detail about your job experience, skills, successes and failures. Be prepared to provide examples of your work experience. Some typical questions that are asked in an interview:
* tell me about yourself
* what are your strengths and weaknesses?
* what were your major challenges in your last job?
* why are you looking for a new job?
3. Be the BEST candidate: this means conveying professionalism.
* Arrive 10-15 minutes early for the interview
* Make a good impression: demeanor, dress, hand shake, body language, making eye contact will all be noted during the interview.
* Bring several copies of your resume and reference sheet.
4. Many employers use behavioral based interview questions. Get ready to answer these questions that sometimes stump candidates. A few sample questions are:
* Please give me an example of a time you had to juggle multiple tasks.
* Tell me about a time you worked on a team.
What was your role and how did you contribute?