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Getting past the first round of job hunting and actually landing an interview is exciting. You are now past resume writing and heading into preparation for the interview process. If you want to avoid last-minute scrambling and impress your potential employer to land the job, keep these job interview tips in mind.
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FAQ: Interview Tips
Q: What are the most common interview questions?
By knowing some of the most common interview questions, you can be more prepared for the first interview. Some very common interview questions include:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why do you want to work here?
- What is your dream job?
- What are some difficult situations you’ve overcome in previous jobs?
- Why are you leaving your current job?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
You can look up the most common questions and answers in interviews to get more information about these questions and how to prepare for them.
Q: How can I prepare for my interview?
There are a few ways you can prepare for your interview. Go over your answers to general questions and stage a mock interview with a friend or family member. Reread your cover letter and resume to see what you’ll want to talk about in the interview. You may also want to print out copies of your resume and cover letter and bring them to the interview whether it was requested or not.
Q: What should I do after the interview?
Prior to concluding and leaving the job interview, you should ask the interviewer what you should expect for the next steps of the hiring process. This will provide you with an idea of whether you should continue to apply to other available job roles in the meantime. Another way to boost your job search is by sending a thank-you email after the interview. This shows the recruiter that you’re excited to get a job offer and you really want them to hire you.