Saturday, August 2, 2014

Advice from an OWN Recruiter: Interview Preparation

This is another installment of our “Advice from an OWN Recruiter”. If you haven’t checked out our first installment on resumes or our second installment on cover letters, check them out!


Best Way to Prepare


They are going to ask you to walk through your resume with them. It’s a pretty standard thing. The best way to prepare is to look at your resume, point at each thing, and make sure you can talk about it for like 5 mins each. Another great way to prepare is to look at the job description and see how you are qualified. Also, get passionate! Know that thing backwards and forwards.


Questions Questions Questions?

Make sure you have questions prepared. [Note from Austin: What kind of questions? Find out here.] If you don’t have questions or they have covered everything, just say “you truly have answered all my questions.”

Also, make sure to think in 3’s. Groups of 3’s are easily digestible to the interviewer. For instance when they ask you for your best skills, tell them three. When they ask you about your best positions, tell them three.

Dress For the Job You Want

Dress for the job you want, but make sure you can walk in the outfit you choose. Who knows how far you will have to walk, especially if they give you a tour or want to introduce you to someone. Or in LA, think of how far away you may have to park.


The Conundrum of Multiple People


Never focus your attention on one person! Make sure everyone in the room is equally enagged.

Final Thoughts

Most recruiters will look past nervousness.

Show you went above and beyond. Also, don’t forget to send a follow up email (click here to find out how).

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