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3 Keys to a Successful Interview

Job interviews can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. One one hand the prospect of a new position is thrilling. A fresh start with new colleagues at a terrific new company is hard to beat. On the other hand we've all experienced the anxiety that comes from the interview process. First impressions and selecting each answer so carefully can be exhausting.

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Check out these three tips so you can enjoy the experience and do well in your next interview!

#1 - Get Ready
One of the best ways to impress the people you'll be interviewing with is to be prepared. Learn about the hiring manger, the company, the role...anything you can uncover will help you. Turn your research into questions that will prove you've done your homework and are really interested in the opportunity.

#2 - Dress for Success
I can not emphasize enough how important it is to look professional. That doesn't mean you have to spend lots of money on designer clothes. However, it does mean you need to wear clothes that are appropriate for the position you're interviewing for (or better), and make sure they are clean and pressed. 

Wrinkles never work!

#3 - Have Fun
This last one may sound odd, but believe me when I tell you it is obvious when an interviewee is enjoying the process! Sometimes candidates appear to be so nervous that I wonder if they're going to pass out. (It's true...I'm not making this up!)

Interviews are an opportunity to talk about the person you know the best...you! Get excited...tell your story...and enjoy the process. It will make a great impression on every one you meet!

Good luck at your next interview!

-Jay



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