MAKING THE MOST OF THE INTERVIEW:TAKING CHARGE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS:
The time you spend with an interviewer may determine your entire future, so a
successful job interview is an important step towards fulfillment of your ambitions.
You have only one objective in an interview:
To convince the interviewer you can successfully do the job and become adesirable part of the organization.
Four things you should do:
- Prepare well prior to the interview.
Research information about the company using contacts, the Internet,or library resources
Review possible interview questions
Practice interviewing- Dress professionally – a business suit is always a “best bet.”- Arrive early – ten to fifteen minutes is sufficient.- Be prepared to ask at least two questions.
Three things you should know:
- You must know exactly what you want to do – anything less is lack of focus.- You must know about the organization and the field in which it operates, howthe organization is structured, its major activities, and its plans for the future.This information is usually obtained from the company’s website or throughthe Office of Career Development.- You must know specifically what you can
for the organization.