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Practice Makes Perfect! The Importance of Practicing Before a Job Interview

June 23rd, 2017

You spent hours crafting the perfect resume and polishing your cover letter. And it paid off: You have an interview.

Don’t let all that work go to waste by not preparing. You might be a great off-the-cuff speaker. You might have total confidence in your ability. But interviews have a way of unnerving even the most experienced and charming candidate. That’s why you need to prepare.

The best way to ensure a star performance is to practice, practice, practice. Here’s how:

Do your homework.

That means researching details about the company and the industry they are in. A good place to start is their website. Make sure you read through the news or blog sections so you’re up to date on the latest information.

Also, search the web for any news articles published on the company, as well as industry news that pertains to them. Having a few significant statistics on hand that you can cite during an interview will impress the hiring manager. Knowing all you can about the company and the industry will also help you provide better answers during the interview.

Develop a list of questions.

Once you’ve done some research on the company, create a list of interview questions you think you’ll be asked. You can start by researching common interview questions online. But you should also dig a little deeper. For instance, think about the job posting and put yourself in the shoes of the hiring manager. What kinds of questions relevant to their hiring needs do you think you’ll be asked? Write down every question you can think of.

Use flashcards.

You probably haven’t used a flash card since your school days, but now’s a good time for them. Use them to write down questions on one side and bullet points of what you want to convey on the back. Going through this exercise will help you flesh out your responses, as well as commit details to memory.

Ask a friend or family member to conduct a mock interview with you.

Once you have your flash cards done, ask someone you trust to conduct a mock interview with you. Record the interview if possible so you can evaluate your answers, as well as your body language. Do you look nervous? Are you making eye contact? Are your answers too long? Identify and fix any weaknesses before your actual interview.

Performing well in interviews takes some practice; however, the more time you spend on it, the more confident you’ll feel walking into an interview. And after it’s over, make sure you follow up. Here’s how.

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