3 Must-Haves For Your Next Job Interview


The job interview process can be a very stressful time for candidates. After all, a candidate has to market himself/herself to a person he/she has likely never met before. This candidate has to tell the interviewer why he/she is perfect for the job. You have to be confident, but not too confident. It’s a very tricky process.

To help you out during this time, we have come up with three must-haves for your next job interview. Use them to your advantage, and you will get hired soon enough.

Side note: It should go without saying, but don’t ruin a perfect job interview with a failed drug test. That is the last thing you want, and you won’t get hired as a result.

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3 Must-Haves For Your Next Job Interview

  • Know Your Resume
  • Know The Ins And Outs Of The Company/Job You Are Applying For
  • Be Confident And Truthful

Know Your Resume

While it is all well and good to make the perfect resume, one that is flowing with buzzwords and things of that nature, you still need to make sure you know every little detail on your resume. More likely than not, the interviewer is going to ask you questions about your resume. Therefore, if you put something vague down — such as “I’m a hard worker” — then you need to be able to give examples.

The best thing about the resume is the fact that you can put down what you want to put down — well, as long as it is truthful, of course. If you want to leave out a previous job, then you can, but you also have to be ready to explain to the interviewer why there is a gap in your resume if said interviewer asks.

Know your resume — that’s a must!

Know The Ins And Outs Of The Company/Job You Are Applying For

This is simply good form.

The interviewer might ask you why you are a good fit for the job, and instead of saying you are a hard worker, you are currently in the same industry, etc. — which are great things — you can actually point out why you are a good fit.

For example, if the job description asks for five years of experience in something, and if you have that experience, you can be quick on your feet by saying that you have that experience. Knowing the ins and outs of the job will help you drop buzzwords on the employer, and you can attach examples to said buzzwords as well.Interview

At some point during the interview, the interviewer might ask you if you have any questions, or how you can make the company better. If you have done your research on the company, then you can give an answer that is actually beneficial to the company, which will certainly help you out when it comes to landing this job.

If you have done your homework when it comes to the company you are applying for and the job itself, then you will be ready to answer almost any question (there are some surprises from time to time, though), and you will likely have a real-life example that you can attach to your answer on top of that.

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Be Confident And Truthful

If you are qualified for the job, you have done your homework on said job/company and you have practiced your presentation, if you will, then you should enter your job interview with a ton of confidence. While it is only natural to be nervous during an interview, this is your opportunity to shine, but make sure you are being truthful as well.

While many people will say fake it until you make it, you should never lie during a job interview, because it could come back to haunt you.

You’ve made it this far — to the actual interview, that is — so you should be confident in yourself and all of your abilities.

There are an endless amount of ways to prepare for a job interview, and you might have a different plan for each interview. Nonetheless, consider the three points above must-haves, and good luck on your next interview!

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