Interview Tips and Tricks
The importance of an effective interview cannot be overstated. Most employers view interviews as the most influential part of the hiring process. Whether you are interviewing in person or virtually, your interview gives you the opportunity to make a great impression with human resources, the hiring manager, and possibly your future coworkers. The first 20 seconds of your interview is the most crucial, so dress professionally, maintain eye contact, and be confident. And don't forget to provide an additional copy of your resume and cover letter.
Another key element of being able to interview effectively is preparation. Always research the organization and position thoroughly before your interview. You never want to get stuck on an easy question that could have been answered with a little more prep time. Your research will also pay off when you are given the opportunity to ask your own questions.
Another important tip in preparing for your interview is to review your own resume. Nothing says ill-prepared like someone who can't remember what's on their own resume. Know the organization, know the position, and know yourself.