Tips For The Job Interview

by Mickey Mixon

 

The second step in getting a job is meeting the potential employer for an interview. This means that you have successfully completed sending your application and passing the screening process of the company.

 

The employer got the resume through a variety of sources that can be from an ad that was posted, a referral from a friend or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an application by logging on the company’s website.

 

Here are a few tips that will help you have a successful interview;

 

•  Before going to an interview, it is best to do some research about the company you are applying to.

 

•  It is also best to practice with a friend or family member a mock interview, asking questions that the employer will likely ask so you do not choke during the real interview.

 

•  When you go for an interview, it is best to always arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. This shows employers that the person is punctual and serves as a good attribute to the potential employer.

 

•  When meeting an employer, you should bring an extra copy of the resume and other documents that are needed if asked certain questions. A good example is architects and photographers who are professionals in the respective fields who have a portfolio of the works done which may impress the interviewer.

 

•  It is always best to dress appropriately. This shows the employer sincerity on the part of the applicant applying for the job. One must have finger-nails and hair well groomed for the interview. The clothes worn should be professional.  This would mean that you should wear polished, matching shoes that match your clothes. If you typically wear a lot of jewelry, it is advisable to remove and tone it down for the interview. Remember, conservative dress is best on an interview.

 

•  When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone crushing) handshake which is always a good start.

 

•  During the course of the interview, listen very well to the questions asked. Maintain good eye contact. Each question must be answered truthfully and confidently to be able to sell yourself to the potential employer.

 

•  Afterwards, the applicant should thank the recruiter for the time that was given to meet for the interview.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com