How To Interview For A Job

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

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It is a failure of our educational system that it is possible for students to get through elementary school, junior high, high school, college and even graduate school without ever learning how to interview for a job. After all, interviewing for a job is one of those life skills, which repays the learner many times over through that person’s life and career. Luckily, there is nothing particularly complex or mysterious about learning how to impress interviewers in a job interview. All it takes is some common sense, preparation and practices. The common sense comes from knowing what interviewers are looking for when they sit a candidate down for a job interview; they are looking for someone who can come in and immediately begin producing the results the company expects, and can continue to produce all the required results throughout the career with the company.

The research portion of how to interview for a job means that a candidate should go into the interview knowing as much as possible about the job he or she is interviewing for. If possible, the interviewee should go into the job with as much knowledge about that job as a current employee has. This research might be partially done online and by reading published sources, but should also include a lot of personal questioning. Talking to people who have worked in the target company or field can give a very realistic and informal perspective on what the job requires from the employee on a daily basis.

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The Practice portion of how to interview for a job means that you know how to turn your experience, thoughts, attributes, education and interests into answers that make the interviewer believe that you are the right fit for the position. Naturally, this comes as a direct result of your research into the position, and what the company is looking for in the position. A candidate should practice describing himself or herself as the kind of candidate that the company wants, and imagine that he or she would be asked to prove or explain why he or she is that kind of person for each attribute.

You will know that you are learning how to interview for a job effectively when you can provide stories and examples that parallel or match the conditions and situations in the target job. Ideally, you will be able to describe your past successes and results in a way that makes the situation, actions and results of your past experience more or less identical to those elements in the target position. When you are able to do this in an interview, you will be creating visual images in the interviewer’s mind of yourself performing the target job in exactly the way the company wants it performed. When the interviewer can imagine you doing that, it makes you a much more safe bet for the company, and reassures the interviewer that you will require a minimum of time, energy and money to become productive.

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