How To Always Be Ready For An Interview

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Starting a career can be both exciting and frightening. You are setting out on a new adventure that could draw the line towards the rest of your life. How will your life change if you land this job? Is this really the job of your dreams? These are probably all things that are running through your mind. Of course, before you even get that job you have to go through a grueling interview process. In fact, you will be interviewed and scrutinized all throughout your career. This is why it is best to now prepare for the future because if you plan on being successful in life this will not be the only interview that you go through. How do one prepare for an interview?

Put In Your Research

You probably put in hours looking for a job before you finally applied. Well, the long hours aren’t over just yet. Once you find a company or a position that you want to apply for, you are going to need to put in even more research. You want to know everything that you possibly can about the company of the position. Now, if you are already at a company but just applying for a higher position, you are ahead of the game because you already know how the company operates. However, that doesn’t mean you can forget about researching the job. Make sure that you know everything possible about the job like the requirements, certifications, the pay, and so on. The more you know about the position that you are applying for, the better prepared you will be for the interview.

Consider The Interviewer

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When most potential candidates are told that they scored an interview they get so excited and giddy that they forget to ask who will be interviewing them. Is this important? You bet it is! Before your interview is scheduled, you need to ask who you are going to be meeting with on that day. Once you have the name or names of the individuals that are going to interview you, you will want to hit up LinkedIn and do a little more research. Study the individuals and their accomplishments. This should give you some kind of idea of what lies ahead for you.

Are You Prepared For The Unexpected

People can tell you to prepare for the unexpected, but this is something that is much easier said than done. How can you truly prepare for the unexpected if you do not know that something is going to happen? You really can’t, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t try. With tons of information and sites like, you can discover some of the most common asked interview questions. You can even find out which companies like to throw in trick question to scare employees. You might even be able to uncover some of these trick questions.

Prepare A Story For Your Resume.

For most employers and employees a resume is just a piece of paper. Sure, there are tons of different techniques and tactics that you can take to make your resume stand out, but at the end of the day, it is nothing more than a piece of paper. However, that does not mean that you cannot humanize your past work experience. And, the best possible way to do just this is by creating a thoughtful resume story. This story is meant to show who you are beyond this piece of paper. The best way to start the writing process is by discussing or describing something from your previous job that you found interesting or humorous. It never even hurts to display your human side by talking about some of the mistakes that you made throughout your journey. After all, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Know Your Worth

Most people feel like they are worthy and they might even know their technical skills, but do you know what that amounts to on paper? If you were a pro basketball player what would you net value be worth? This is something that you need to figure out and you can do just that by researching the local market. See what other companies are paying for people with your skills and experience then compare it to the position that you are applying to


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A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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