Interview Tip of the Month

7 Steps to Achieve a Successful Interview:

  1.  Arrive 15 minutes early to your interview.
  2. Treat everyone you encounter with respect.
  3. Win them over with your authenticity and positivity.
  4. Respond truthfully to the questions asked.
  5. Do not speak negatively about your previous employers.
  6. Ask about next steps.
  7. Send a personalized thank you letter after the interview.


Past Interview Tips

Be human

You don’t need to seem perfect in the interview to get hired. Don’t try. Be human!

If you seem fake, or if you try too hard to give “perfect” answers, the hiring manager might not be able to get a real sense of what your strengths and weaknesses are. And if they can’t tell, that will prevent you moving forward in the interview process.

Research the industry and company

An interviewer may ask how you perceive his company's position in its industry, who the firm's competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how it should best go forward. For this reason, avoid trying to thoroughly research a dozen different industries. Focus your job search on just a few industries instead.

Ask great questions!

Employers judge you heavily based on the questions you ask. Running out of questions before you’ve met everyone, or saying, “I don’t have any questions,” can cost you the job.

Asking “bad” questions can cost you the job too. Do your research and ask questions that will show your strength and not your weakness.