- Practice makes perfect. This statement is said often because it's true. Go through mock interviews or practice saying answers to potential questions out loud.
- Be knowledgable about your employer and industry. Research online or talk to people who have positions at the company already. Make sure you know these general things: name of your employer, parent company and/or subsidiaries, financial situation of the organization, assets, recent mergers, products and/or services, major competitors, career possibilities and growth history (just to get you started).
- If you can't find information for some of the things listed above, make it a point to ask your employer questions. It shows you did your homework and are clearly interested in the organization and position you're applying for.
- Be able to effectively listen so you can verbalize your thoughts clearly and confidently.
- Think of ways to relate your academic program, skills, and prior work/internships to what your employer needs.
- General traits an employer is looking for is poise, enthusiasm and ambition. Employers also look for a person who will take responsibility for their actions and fully commit to their work.
If you keep all of these things in mind, your interview should be a breeze. Oh, and remember, just be yourself (unless you're Chandler; then you may want to cut back on the immaturity).SONG OF THE DAY: The Fray - Look After You
Today's Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Phillipians 4:13)