a job interview is a matter of style meeting substance: sound smart, look
polished and you'll enjoy better odds of landing the position. Even if a job
hunt isn't currently on your to-do list, you never know when opportunity will
come knocking so read on for tips for conducting winning interviews.
impressions are the only impressions that matter on a job interview. Rare is
the candidate who gets a second chance to correct a bad impression. With that
in mind, here are a few style pointers:
Substance Seals the Deal
Employers want to make good hires: convey the impression that you are
trustworthy and have something to contribute to the company bottom-line and you
will be that much closer to joining the team.
recognize that acing the first interview means you'll be facing a second or
possibly third round of interviews. Don't make the mistake of phoning it in,
prepare for each subsequent interview diligently. The more interview rounds, the
greater the odds of a job offer, so carefully prepare, giving each interview
your full energy and attention. The useful What to
Expect on Second and Third Interview offers additional
How do you prepare for an interview? Share your
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by Candie Harris
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.