Job Interviews For Dummies
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The way in which you prepare for an interview can mean the difference between success and failure. Bear these tips in mind before and during an employment interview.

  • Research the organisation thoroughly.

  • Think about likely questions.

  • Listen carefully to the question.

  • Focus on what you can do for the employer.

  • Give examples to illustrate your assertions.

  • Talk in the first person, active tense.

  • Quantify your achievements.

  • Be aware of your own weak spots.

  • Make sure you can explain why you want to work for the organisation.

  • Prepare half a dozen questions to ask.

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Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist. CAREERS NOW appears twice weekly in newspapers and on websites across the United States. Kennedy is the author of seven career books.

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