22 Tips to Interview Effectively

Here are some job interview tips that can help you interview effectively. Proper preparation will help alleviate some of the stress involved in job interview and position you for a positive and successful interviewing experience.

  1. Research the company and your interviewers.
  2. Practice your answers to common interview questions.
  3. Reread the job description.
  4. Review major projects you have worked on.
  5. Revisit previous job performance reviews.
  6. Make a list of your professional accomplishments.
  7. Be open and honest in your answers.
  8. Practice your interview responses aloud.
  9. Keep your answers under two minutes.
  10. Be prepared with examples of your work.
  11.  Plan your interview attire the night before.
  12. Bring copies of your resume, a notebook and pen.
  13.  Plan your schedule so that you can arrive 10–15 minutes early.
  14. Make a great first impression.
  15. Treat everyone you encounter with respect. 
  16. Win them over with your authenticity and positivity.
  17. Tie your answers back to your skills and accomplishments.
  18. Keep your answers concise and focused. 
  19. Do not speak negatively about your previous employers.
  20. Be prepared to ask questions about the position or company. 
  21. Ask about next steps.
  22. Send a personalized thank you letter after the interview.
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