A job interview can be viewed as a mutual “exchange of information” because it provides the candidate with an opportunity to both gain information about the #department and #position, and to discuss his/her own #skills, and career goals in relation to the job. Interviewing helps managers determine three things before they make a #hiring decision.
1. Can you do the job?
2. Are you motivated to do the job?
3. Are you a good fit in the organization?
Acing yourself is an important part of the #interview process. The time you spend gearing up before the interview will be time well spent in your job search process. The following are some tip-offs on what you can do to prepare yourself before, during, and after a job interview.
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
Send a crisp thank-you letter within 24 to 48 hours of the interview. Reiterate your interest in the position; mention the #key skills you know that strengthen your place in the organization, and your contact information.
If you are not chosen for the job, it is OK to graciously accept your defeat and ask the interviewer which area(s) you could improve on in the future!