How To Seal The Deal in the Interview

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How To Seal The Deal in the Interview

When it comes to getting a job, the interview is one of the most important parts of the process. If you nail the interview, you'll have a much better chance of getting the job that you really want. Luckily, the last time I interviewed, it went really well and I eventually got the job I've always dreamed of. If you are in the middle of your career search, here are a few tips on how to seal the deal in the interview.

Engage in Some Interview Prep
If you really want to do well in your interview, you should spend some time preparing for it. With a little bit of interview prep, you'll be able to put forth a much better image for the interviewer. Think about some questions that you may be asked during the interview. Practice answering those questions for a friend or family member before you go. You need to be as comfortable as possible going into the interview.

Have Some Confidence
Before you walk in to meet the interviewer, you need to get yourself in a confident state of mind. People can pick up on confidence, and employers want to know that their employees are confident in general. When you exude confidence, you have much better chance of making a strong first impression. Even if you don't know the answer to a question, don't be afraid to confidently say so. The interviewer will respect that a lot more than coming up with some fake answer that doesn't make sense.

Do Your Homework
During your career search, you should do a little bit of homework prior to entering the interview. Find out what the company does, and learn as much as you can about it. During the interview, show off some of your knowledge and understanding of the topic matter. The interviewer will most likely appreciate the initiative that you have taken

Ask Some Questions
In many interviews, you be given the opportunity to ask some questions before you leave. Instead of just passing on the chance, ask some good questions about the job and the company. This will help leave a good impression on the interviewer before you leave. While being interviewed, the hiring manager usually tells you a little more about the position and the company itself; make sure you take mental notes on different things they mention and use those to form questions.

About the Author

Carol Sand uses her own experiences to specialize in career management at MAP Houston. For up to date tips on your current or future job hunt, follow Carol on Twitter @Carol_Sand_MAP

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