8 job interview tips, continued

Category: Career

Getting your resume to stand out is half the battle. But if you’re selected to interview for the position, you want to focus on making a memorable and good impression, and the kind that sets you apart from the other applicants. If you’re getting ready for an upcoming job interview, the following tips can help: 

Be completely honest

If you lack a specific ability, education level, or certain amount of experience—be upfront about it. Some of these things might not even be an issue, but if they are, it’s best that you’re honest about everything from the beginning. Even bending the truth just a little bit can backfire if you do get hired, so it’s best to just tell the complete truth during your interview.

Ask questions

The end of any interview will almost always conclude the same way: you’ll be asked if you have any questions. Even if your interviewer was very thorough, you don’t want to say no. Always have at least a few questions you can ask—especially ones that show you researched the position and/or company beforehand and took the time to learn more about what you’d be doing and who you’d be working for.

After the interview

Once the interview comes to an end, be sure to once again express your interest in the job and the company, and remember to thank the interviewer for their time. And unless it was already discussed during the interview, you could always ask about when you might expect to hear something, and by what date they’re hoping to hire someone.

Within 24 hours, be sure to send a follow-up thank you note; if several people interviewed you, send an individual thank you note for each person. You can do this through email or postal mail, but sending a handwritten letter by mail has a nice touch and can help you stand out more from the other applicants.

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