You’ve done all the right networking, put in a ton of time to improve your resume, and taken all the steps to ensure your application is super competitive. Then, you get a phone call to schedule an interview. You get really excited, but then the panic starts to set in.
We get it. Interviewing for a full-time job can be tough, especially if you only have experience interviewing for part-time, on-campus jobs. You know the stakes are high so you don’t know where to start. Sure, you know by now that you need to dress the part, but what else can you do to impress the interviewer and land the job?
We’ve got you covered. Watch as our Senior Recruiter, Samantha Jeklinski, and some of our most talented Student Brand Ambassadors share 5 things you need to know to nail your next job interview. Put these interview tips into practice and you’ll be sure to make a great impression.
Remember: you’ve got this!
Job Interview Tip #1: Do your research. Take time to browse the company website and come up with 3-5 questions you can ask as part of your job interview. These questions should demonstrate your understanding of the company and highlight why you’re a good fit for the role.
Job Interview Tip #2: Match their tasks to your talent. Look at the job description and make a list of everything you’ve done that will make you a great fit for the role.
Job Interview Tip #3: Practice, practice, practice! Talk to a career counselor at school, or ask a friend or family member to do a mock job interview with you. Be clear with them about your goals so they give you honest feedback.
Job Interview Tip #4: Remember– your interview has already started! Your job application, resume, and all communication you’ve had with the company makes an impression on your potential future employers. Make sure your email address, voicemail recording, and social media accounts are professional and appropriate. Use every chance you can to show the company why you’re the right fit for the position.
Job Interview Tip #5: Expect the unexpected. For a phone interview, have a friend call you first to check cell phone service and background noise. For a video interview, check your internet speed and background ahead of time. For an in-person interview, drive to the location of the job interview ahead of time so you know what to expect.