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In interviews, your job is to convince a recruiter that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the job. Show motivation and convince a recruiter that you fit the organization's culture and job description, and you get that much closer to an offer.

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Stage 1 Preparation

Re-read your resume.Prepare questions to ask and to be askedWork out clothes to wearRehearse interviewAnticipate the obvious questions during the interviewWork out a strategy for dealing with stressRead vacancy details, employer's literature - what they are and what they wantKnow where the interview will take place

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Stage 2 - First Impressions Count

Arrive in good timeMake a good entranceBody language - handshake, posture, eye contactSmile

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Stage 3 - The InterviewBe honestBe prepared to talk - but not too muchDon't be afraid to ask for clarificationIllustrate your answers with examplesBe ready to sell yourselfBe interesting

Stage 4 - The Final StageKnow when the interview is over - read employer's body languageThank him/her for his/her timeLearn from the experience - ask for feedback if necessary

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Learn about the company online

Do some fast research, which will give you something to talk about in addition to the job description. Go to the employer's website, or Google information such as:

How big is the company in terms of annual sales or employees?What does the company say about its products or services?What recent news (such as a new product, a press release, an interview with the CEO) can you discuss?If the company is public, the boilerplate at the bottom of its press releases will tell you a lot.

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Plan what to wear.

Go neutral. Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-colored suit and professional shoes, is best.Err formal. If instructed to dress business casual, use good judgment.Plug in that iron. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.Dress to impress. Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.

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Follow up.

Many interviews end with Do you have any questions?

Bring a list. You may say, In preparing for today's meeting, I took some time to jot down a few questions. Please allow me to review my notes.

Be strategic. Cover information not discussed or clarify a previous topic do not ask for information that can be found on the organizations website.In your opinion, what makes this organization a great place to work?What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?Tell me about the organizations culture.How will my performance be evaluated?What are the opportunities for advancement?What are the next steps in the hiring process?

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