Interviews are your chance to sell your skills and abilities. 

Be Ready.


Prepare & Practice

In order to be prepared for the typical questions most employers ask, it is important to practice your responses. Think of concrete examples you can use to highlight your skills. You can do this by making a list of the job requirements and matching them with your experience. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote yourself.


Do Your Research

In order to be ready for the "What do you know about this company?" question, do your homework about the employer. Reference what you learned when answering questions. Know the interviewer's name, and use it during the interview (if you're not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview). Making a personal connection with your interviewer can up your chances of getting hired. People tend to hire candidates they like.


Stay Calm

Try to relax and stay as calm as possible during your interview. Your body language says as much about you as your answers to the interview questions. Exude confidence. Maintain eye contact. Listen carefully to the entire question before you answer.


Be On Time

Always be on time for interviews. On time typically means five to ten minutes early. You may want to take some time to drive to the interview location ahead of time.That way you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Give yourself a few extra minutes to visit the restroom, check your outfit, and calm your nerves.


Get Ready Ahead of Time

Don't wait until the last minute to pick out an interview outfit, print extra copies of your resume, or find a notepad and pen. Always have one good interview outfit ready, so you can interview on short notice. Get everything ready the night before when you have an interview lined up the next day. Make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate for the type of firm you are interviewing with.


Show What You Know

Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions.  Match your accomplishments to what the company is looking for. Use examples from your research when answering questions. Take the time to make a match between your expertise and the company's requirements. Sell yourself to the interviewer.