In many ways an interview is an audition, and oftentimes interviewing for a job can be stressful. However, interviewing is a skill you can learn and prior preparation can spare you a lot of stress along the way.

With the help of these tips, you are sure to improve your interviewing skills:

1. Research:

  • Research the job opportunity
  • The more you research the more you will understand the employer and the better you will be able to answer questions

2. Review:

  • Review common interview questions and prepare responses

3. Dress for Success:

  • Always better to be overdressed than underdressed
  • Aim for the most professional appearance you can accomplish

4. Arrive on Time:

  • Strive to arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled interview
  • Have extra copies of your resume
  • Bring a portfolio or samples of your work if you have any
  • Helpful to bring pen and paper to jot down notes
  • Shut off your cell phone

5. First Impressions:

  • Be polite to everyone you meet
  • When greeting your interviewer, stand, smile, make eye contact, and offer a firm handshake
We hope you find these tips helpful.  At Smart Staffing Group, we take a great deal of pride in helping people not only find rewarding positions, but also grow personally.

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