Learn the Little-Known Steps to Take Before an Interview that Leave Employers Impressed
Most students know about creating professional resumes and a cover letter. However, many students don’t know how to “prepare” for that entry-level position they want.
The good news is that there are additional ways to increase your chances of landing that job after graduation.
Follow These 3 Easy – but Highly Effective – Steps to Stand Out From Others When Competing for that Entry-Level Position
Step #1 – Research the Company
Research a company’s website and their social media (Twitter, Facebook and Linked In pages) offers a wealth of information about the company’s history, mission, and so much more.
Step #2 – Do a Trial Run and Rehearse Talking Points
Complete a full dress rehearsal with your interview outfit. Then stand before a mirror to watch how you look when both answering and asking potential interview questions.
Step #3 – Map it Out
Don’t take any chances of arriving late. Double check the address and use Google maps or MapQuest to ensure you know how to get there and how much time it will take. Then build in an extra 15 minutes just to be safe.
- Before the interview, gather as much information about the employer and the company from the company’s website.
- Follow the company’s Twitter account and check out their Facebook page to get an idea of their company culture.
- Double-check the address for the interview, and Google map how to get there – whatever you do, don’t be late!
- Practice your answers before you go.