Do you have a big interview coming up? The below expert end-to-end overview of the whole interview process gives insight into the best ways to prepare, how to handle key questions you might be asked and how to close the interview in a way that makes you stand out to a hiring manager so you land your dream job.
The better prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be. As soon as you know your interview date, start working on your research:
One of the most common things people get wrong when asked what they know about the company is to recite facts and figures from the company website. What employers are really looking for is someone who demonstrates they’ve put in extra research by discussing something relevant, unique and interesting about the company.
Making a strong start gives you the best chance of interview success. Make sure you’re listening to the questions and tailoring your answers – you can prepare but you need to understand the nuances of the person interviewing you
Overfamiliarity is something that really puts hiring managers off of candidates. You should always let the interviewer lead the tone of the interview and not behave or speak informally unless the interviewer does so.
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