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what advice can u give me for interviews.

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Alyssa’s Answer

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  1. Research the company
  2. Practice interviewing with a friend/family member
  3. Dress professionally and be on time (5 minutes early). Make sure you print out copies of your resume and bring them with you as well
  4. Proper interview etiquette is important. Remember to greet the receptionist, your interviewer, and everyone else you meet politely, pleasantly, and enthusiastically. During the interview, watch your body language; shake hands firmly and make eye contact as you articulate your points. Pay attention, be attentive, and look interested. This is something you can work on in your practice interviews.
  5. During a job interview, listening is just as important as answering questions. If you're not paying attention, you're not going to be able to give a good response. It's important to listen to the interviewer, pay attention, and take time, if you need it, to compose an appropriate answer. It's also important to discuss your qualifications in a way that will impress the interviewer.
  6. Make sure you ask questions about things that may be important to you (company culture, etc...). And always follow up with a thank you note or email.

Good luck!

P’s Answer

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Solid answers above me. I'll add a couple details that have helped me.

Tell me about yourself

When someone says "tell me about yourself", don't take that as an invitation to tell them your life's story. Spend 1-2 mins max talking about your relevant background for the position and details that will open up conversation about the job you're interviewing for. You don't need to mention that you were the star of the high school varsity team for a job in accounting. But do help an interviewer understand the journey to interviewing for that accounting job.

Answer using the PAR method

PAR = Problem, Action, Result. When an interviewer asks you a question, they need context into the situation. Providing the problem at hand, the actions you took, and results from those actions will provide clarity.

Ask Questions

When an interviewer asks you if you have questions, always say yes. If you don't, you'll come across as unprepared and unexcited. Ask real questions that you have about the job. The more thought out, the more better!

Send a thank-you email

After your interview, ask the recruiter or the person interviewing you for their email. Send a brief thank you about what you appreciated, enjoyed, or learned about during your conversation. Some people say this is a "nice touch", but it's a requirement. Always do this.

Write things down

Candidates for a job often make the mistake of not writing things down. You're presumably learning a ton about a position you may be in. Take notes on a notepad, write down questions, and show that you're engaged.

David’s Answer

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Research the company you are interviewing with. Most employers, especially larger ones, have plenty of information online at their website. Search for new stories on them. Publicly traded companies will usually have their annual report online. If not, the SEC will have their public 10-K on their website:

https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html

You can often find out things like: their products, their sales focus, changes over the last few years (new product, dropped product, bought/sold a subsidiary). You can look at their income statement ("how do they make money?") and balance sheet.

Not only does this show you are actually interested in their firm, but it provides you with things to say to "Do you have any questions?" You can ask "how is this strategy going?" "This was noted in your annual report, why is that a concern?" These questions can also serve to give you a broader insight into the industry from an experienced professional, even while focused on this one particular employer.

Eang’s Answer

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behave and dress professionally (this will be the brand you bring in to work)

be yourself (if your personality works with interviewers hopefully your future co-workers)

DIRECT answer to the questions (dont waste interviewers time because we make time to come, if you dont understand the questions, ask them to elaborate)

remember that interviewers are looking for a yes/no answer from you. if they ask you to elaborate, then go ahead. otherwise, dont go on and on how you will learn it.

lastly, show appreciation before and after the interview how this one means to you.

Charlene’s Answer

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Some first interviews start on the phone. Please make sure you are in a quiet location where both parties can hear; Do not interview while driving, you are distracted and not really focused. Eating while interviewing is just rude

It's important that you give that first good impression whether in person or on the phone. You only get that once chance. Do your research. You applied for the job, go back to the job description and review.

I can't tell you how many people I've spoken to who know nothing about the company or the job they applied for.



Carrie’s Answer

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If you have previous job experience (even if it was bagging groceries) try not to paint your pervious employer in a bad light or say negative things about your former manager. Hiring managers don't want to hear negativity. Find a take-away from your previous job that can be applied to the position your interviewing for.

 

Evelyn’s Answer

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1) Be on time (be early), 2) Look the interviewer in the eyes and use their name every few sentences of your response, 3) After asking the interviewer about what some of the organizations greatest challenges are, respond with a comment that shows how your skills/experiences can help to solve some of the organization's challenges...

Evelyn recommends the following next steps:

  • 1) Be on time (be early), 2) Look the interviewer in the eyes and use their name every few sentences of your response, 3) After asking the interviewer about what some of the organizations greatest challenges are, respond with a comment that shows how your skills/experiences can help to solve some of the organization's challenges...

Murali’s Answer

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  1. Be positive & confident
  2. Be energetic
  3. always share truth
  4. prepare one or two subjects which interests you thoroughly, so that you can answer confidently