If we had to guess, we would assume that a lot of our readers moved to our South Congress apartments after landing a new job in Austin. Maybe you fall into that category and maybe you don’t. Either way, you probably have some experience with the stress-inducing activity that is the job search. Whether you’re passively looking for a job while continuing to work at your current one or you’re spending every waking hour applying for new roles, we think this blog can help.
Below, we’ve got a list of tips that can help you ace your next interview. We can’t help you get to the interview stage, of course, but we can help you pass it once you’re there. Our hope is that once you read this post, start feeling more confident in your interview skills. Interviewing isn’t easy, but if you follow this advice, it might get a little less difficult.
Let’s dive right into this week’s blog post, shall we? When you’re done reading through it, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of South Congress Austin apartments.
Prepare your selling points.
You’re going to have to answer a lot of questions in your job interview, but you should also prepare some statements. Whether your job is in sales or not, you’re going to have to be a salesperson for the few hours that you participate in the interview. The product you’re selling, of course, is yourself. Figure out what you can add to the company, and find a way to phrase it!
Come out of the gate strong.
The first couple of minutes of your interview will set the tone for the entire engagement. Try to make a strong impression right out of the gate by being enthusiastic, energetic and engaged. If you do that for a solid 5 minute to start the interview, you can go through the rest of the interview confident that you’ve made a good impression.
Try to have a conversation instead of an interview.
You’ll feel better about your interview if you speak with the interview like you’re connecting over coffee rather than discussing a potential job. Try not to simply sit there and answer questions. Instead, create a strong impression by conversing with the person across from you.
We’ve run out of interview tips to share with you this week, but we look forward to seeing you back here when our next blog post goes up live on our website. We’ll be back soon, we swear! For now, we want to thank you for taking a couple minutes out of your busy schedule to read the latest brand new blog from State House on Congress. While you wait for us to post the next blog, be sure to practice some of the interview tips mentioned in the blog post above.
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