For job seekers, the interview is both an opportunity and a challenge…
Most applicants make more missteps at this stage of the hiring process than at any other. Not knowing enough about the company or position, displaying a poor attitude or inquiring about compensation prematurely can all leave a negative impression with hiring managers. The interviewer is using this process to determine whether or not you’re qualified for the position, motivated to do the job, and the right fit.
The interview represents a time for job seekers to shine. Thorough preparation – including researching the employer, rehearsing responses to common questions and understanding appropriate topics to discuss – is the key to avoiding potential pitfalls. You should make use of the interview to determine whether you can be successful in the available position and whether the company will give you the opportunity for professional growth and career development.
Preparing for the interview in advance will put you in the best possible position for a successful interview, which is critical to landing the job you want.