Tips For Landing The Perfect Job

Author: Dale Smock

Tips for landing the perfect job

Whether you are looking for your first job or switching careers later in life, interviewing for a new position can be a nerve-racking experience. Remember to relax and follow these simple tips.

Research the company
Once you are called for an interview, get online and be sure you know what the company does. Review the job posting and look for insight into what exactly they are looking for and prepare questions for the interviewer that will help you be sure the job is the right fit for you.

Make eye contact
Making a great first impression could be the key to landing the job. Dress professionally, be on time and start the interview with a firm handshake. Body language is a key indicator of a candidate's level of interest in a job, so maintain eye contact and pay attention to the person interviewing you.

Provide examples
Companies already know where you worked by looking at your resume, so prepare to provide details on what you accomplished in the role. Talking about specific projects you were involved in and how you contributed will keep you from rambling off topic.

Be honest
Many hiring managers are trying to gage potential as well as experience. If an interviewer asks about a particular skill that you lack, be honestand don't dance around the topic.Talk instead about experience that might be similar, being sure to relate back to the question.

Follow up
A personal email thanking the person who interviewed you is a great way to seal the job offer. It's often the last chance to push your name before a decision is made and reminds the interviewer that you are a courteous professional. 

In Brief

  • Whether you are looking for your first job or switching careers later in life, interviewing for a new position can be a nerve-racking experience. Remember to relax and follow these simple tips.
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