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Tips for a Successful Interview

Interviews can be challenging, but they are ideal opportunities to show a potential employer why you’re the best fit for a job. Use your time wisely and follow these steps for a successful interview:

• Arrive 10-15 minutes early. 

• Research the company before the interview and have questions prepared for the interviewer.

• Grab a friend and practice your interview. You should be able to clearly and directly explain who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and what you’ve accomplished.

• Make eye contact.  Offer a firm handshake at the beginning and end of the interview.

• Be honest – don’t misrepresent yourself or bash previous employers.

• Be bold – at the end of the interview ask the employer if you’ve got the job. Even if they can’t answer immediately, you’ll close on a strong note.

• Have fun – businesses want to hire people who are not only qualified but have personalities that will add to their environment. Be confident, energetic and easygoing. 

• Send a thank you note to your interviewer.

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