How to prepare for an interview. (build your resume (Set up the page (one…
How to prepare for an interview.
I'm not kidding wash yourself!*
Do NOT use heavy perfumes
Brush your teeth!
seriously you will be talking to someone face to face
no crazy hair styles
build your resume
Format your text
choose a professional font size 11 or 12
font styles Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri
Set up the page
one inch margins all the way around
1.5 or 2 point line spacing
aligned to the left
header should be centered at the top of the page
Create titles that will catch the employer's eye
Use keyword to get the employer attention
Use action verbs and active voice to describe your responsibilities and accomplishment
SPELL CHECK AND PROOF READ
Seriously nothing turns an employer off like typoes
have all your documents together
make sure your ID is valid
make sure you have your social security card
do some research
Learn about the company you are interviewing for.
Search for articles in business and trade news.
Check out social media.
most businesses have a Facebook page these days. It doesn't hurt to have a look at what people are saying
make notes about the things you learn in your search.
Asking questions helps you prove your interest in the job
Know your audience
know you interviewer's title and areas of responsibility
look for bio information on Linkedin
stay on track.
Talking about your background is great but don't spend to much time talking about personal stuff
Use your "soft skills"
Share an anecdote
follow the STAR format.
Situation, Task, Action, and Results
Demonstrate a diversity of soft skills
i.e. being a team player. give examples of your flexibility
Win with Confidence
Don't be shy. Be positive, enthusiastic. You want this job and you need to show it.
Use career chat rooms and bulletin boards
interacting with other people in your field helps you stay on top of what's new and is great for networking