Continuing to share - I was recently on a “Job Hunting During a Pandemic” panel sharing tips on resumes and interviewing based on my experience of reviewing thousands of resumes and conducting hundreds of interviews over my career. Here are 3 additional Interviewing Tips:
1. Elevator Speech
A lot of interviews start with a question like “tell me about yourself” and wrap up with something like “tell me why we should hire you.”
To be prepared for some inevitable variation of this question, think of a thoughtful, concise way to tell your story to represent what you can bring to that role and company.
2. Be excited
You would think this one would be a “no-brainer” but it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone.
Be excited that you were selected for an interview – I read a study recently that said only ~2% of candidates who submit resumes for positions get an interview. That fact should make you happy in of itself.
Simple things that go a long way in an interview (and day to day in the workplace for that matter) - positive attitude, smile, engagement, excitement, confidence (not arrogance), and being yourself.
3. Don’t talk bad about previous employer/manager
The best rule of thumb, no matter what experience you went through, is to not bash your previous employer/manager. This typically doesn’t sit well with any interviewer that I’ve ever met.
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