Preparing For a Job Interview

Preparing For a Job Interview
Posted on 01/21/2021
Job InterviewPreparing For a Job Interview
Nyla Anderson
Staff Writer
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Anyone can relate to the stress of an upcoming job interview. Questions can be unpredictable and mistakes can happen. However, there are useful tips to go by every time you have an interview.

1. Research the company and the interviewers. There are many common interview questions, but companies that offer specific jobs may ask more specific questions. Prepare to answer common questions as well as possible specific questions from the interviewer.

2. Be Prepared. When the employer asks for paperwork to be brought, bring it. If you are unsure whether to bring something or not, bring it just in case. Organize your papers and put it in a bag or small bookbag of some sort for easy carrying.Leave the phone on silent and do not bring it out unless asked or if there is an emergency. Also, leave earlier than the exact amount of time it takes to get to the interview in case of an emergency or mishap. You may forget something or there may be traffic.

3. There is no need to be humble. The point of an interview is to present your best qualities that fits the job you are applying for. The interviewer wants confidence. Have pride in your experiences and choice for the job.

4. Take a breath. Once the interview starts, there is no need to worry about something that has already happened. Instead, think about what will be said next and go on from there.

Every job interview creates anxiety in the interviewee, but considering these tips will help calm the nerves. 

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