What is an interview?

Now, it’s time to talk about interviews. So far we have covered:

  1. Preparation
  2. Networking
  3. Finding an Opening
  4. Application (Resume and Cover Letter)
  5. Interview
  6. Offer/Acceptance

An interview is the one opportunity for the employer to meet you face-to-face in order to judge how well suited you are for the position. This is, by far, the most important part of the job hunt process. While finding open positions and creating the perfect application package is a challenge, nothing quite compares to having to perform in front of a potential employer.

The good news is that if you have got this far, they already know that you are a strong candidate. That doesn’t mean that you will get the job, but it does mean that they are at least interested in you. How you handle yourself, how you answer their questions, and what questions you have for them will determine whether you get the job.

There are many different types of interviews (situational, behavioral, group, committee, stress, dinner, etc) which we will cover in future posts. All you have to know right now is that you will need to make every effort to prepare for the task at hand in order to secure an offer, which is the last step in the job search process.

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