Have you just landed an interview for what could be your dream job? Congratulations to you for taking the initiative to advance your career. No doubt you are experiencing a combination of excitement and nervousness. Remind yourself that you most likely would not have been tapped for an interview if your skill set and experience level did not meet the qualifications outlined for the position. Also, realize that the interview is a two way street. Not only is it an opportunity for the hiring manager to ascertain if your experience level and demeanor is a fit with the team and company culture, it is also an opportunity for you to determine if this company and position are in line with your career goals and the company’s culture is in which you could perform to the best of your abilities. Follow these recommendations from the professional human resource executives to ensure your interview starts and ends with success.
The most important things to wear to a job interview are a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Beyond that, professional attire is called for. Select well-tailored quality trousers and jacket as the anchors of your ensemble. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a King Size Direct coupon for a huge select of quality garments for big and tall men. Leave the loud colors and bling for the weekend. Selecting a professional dress will show the respect you have for the position, the hiring manager and yourself. Spend extra time grooming and ensuring shoes, belts and resume portfolios are polished.
Spend the extra time conducting research on the hiring company and its industry. The best place to start is with the company’s own website. Read all of the pages on the website to familiarize yourself as best as possible with the products and services the company offers. The website will also give insight into the company’s brand and culture. Read online reviews from customers, current and past employees. As questions arise, make note of them and prepare to ask them of the hiring manager at the appropriate time during the interview.
Begin the interview with a firm handshake and warm smile with the hiring manager. Answer all questions as truthfully and to the best of your ability. Always be honest. End the interview by asking to be considered for the position. Follow up with a hand written thank you note to the hiring manager. Best of luck to you.