Five Tips to Nailing Your Job Interview
By Trent Brownrigg
If you are like most people, you probably don't particularly enjoy
job interviews. Unless you are ready a job interview will certainly
be among the most stressful things you'll have to do in your life.
Are there any tips that'll help? Of course there are!
The five tips below, if taken to heart and acted upon, will give you
an advantage over about 80% of all job applicants who do little or
no preparation for the same job interview. Actually that might be
the biggest tip in itself - and a theme that runs through all five tips
below - PREPARATION.
The more you prepare beforehand, the more confident you'll be
going in to the interview, and the more confident you'll appear
during the interview.
So, without further delay, here are the five tips that'll put you
ahead of the competition at your next job interview:
1. Have all of the basic facts about yourself properly rehearsed in
your mind. These include education, hobbies, interests and
previous work experience. Try to slant what you say about your
education, your interests and the roles you've had in your jobs to
date to show why you would be the ideal candidate for this job.
Reinforce your job application with real evidence of what you've
done in previous jobs. Don't just give a basic one or two word
description of your role - elaborate on it. Give specific descriptions
of individual aspects of the work you did. Again, try to emphasize
examples of tasks you performed that would make you perfect for
the job you've applied for.
3. Make sure you demonstrate enthusiasm for the job you're being
interviewed for. Remember, the interviewer is looking for someone
they feel will be ideally suited to the role advertised. If you come
across as having very little interest in the position, do you think
you'll be offered it? Make sure you do your research on the
company offering the job and the job role itself so that you give a
good impression of your knowledge at the interview.
4. Before you get to the interview work out the kinds of skills and
qualities you feel you would need to carry out the job you're
applying for and think of as many good examples as you can of
how you've demonstrated these in your work and private life to
5. Make an effort with your appearance. Remember, first
impressions are the only impressions the interviewer is going to
have of you, so go all out to make those first impressions count.
Think about the kind of character qualities and personality qualities
you think someone good at the job you've applied for would
demonstrate, and try to come across at the interview as having
Okay, there you have it... five tips that will put you ahead of most
of your competition at any job interview. Be prepared, be
enthused, look good, have the knowledge you need, and be
confident... you will land the job of your dreams in no time!
About the Author
Trent Brownrigg is a successful internet marketer. Learn how Trent was able to quit his "day job" and how you too can have a work at home job at http://www.work-at-home-jobs-iowa.com
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