Use Technology to Succeed at Job Interviews

Are you scheduled for an interview for what could potentially be your dream job? Whether you’re a seasoned executive or recent college graduate with a degree in computer engineering, an interview can triggers feelings of excitement coupled with anxiety. Follow these recommendations from the Human Resource professionals to ensure your interview experience is successful.

There are several key points to keep in mind even before you begin to prepare for the interview. Remind yourself that you would not have been scheduled for an interview if your qualifications and experience level did not meet the requirements for the position. Furthermore, not only is the interview an opportunity for the hiring manager to determine your fit with the existing team and company culture, but it is also an opportunity for you to assess whether this is a company and position that fits with your work style and career goals.

When preparing for an interview, one of the most important steps to take is to research the company by reading through all the pages on their website and keeping track of questions to pose at the appropriate time during the interview process. Check out the online reviews of the company left by customers, vendors, current and prior employees to get a picture of the company’s culture and responsiveness.

Professional attire is always recommended for an interview. Select a classic, well-tailored suit or quality blazer and dress trousers. Leave the wild colors and excess bling for the weekends. You only have one opportunity to make a first impression. Tone down your hairstyle and makeup and remove any facial jewelry if you are applying for a professional position. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select from the huge variety of professional styles available from Nordstrom.  The most important things to wear to a job interview are a quiet self-confidence and genuine smile.

Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled interview time. Greet the hiring manager with a warm smile and firm handshake. If you ascertain during the interview that this is indeed a position you would like to have, let the hiring manager know you are interested in joining the team. On the same day of the interview, hand-write a note thanking the hiring manager for their time and mail it. Best of luck to you!