Interview Tip #211 - So You Got The Call Back, Now What?
By Joel Vance
You handed in your resume with the job application and you have gotten the call. They have asked you to come in for that all powerful job interview, what are you supposed to do now? Start working your little butt off that is what! You need to learn absolutely everything that you can about this company if you want to stand a chance of getting this job. There is bound to be some pretty heavy competition and if you want to be able to stand up to it you need to have some powerful tools at your disposal. And the most powerful tool of all is knowledge.
Knowledge is going to make or break you when it comes time to interview for that position that you want so bad. The more that you are armed with the easier each question is going to be to answer and the smoother your answers are the more popular you will be among the interviewers. That is what you want right, to get the job?
Make it clear that you have taken the time to learn what you could about the company and how it is run. You can learn a lot about any company online and that is what you need to do. It will take a few hours of your time but that is worth it if it means actually getting the job after the interview.
A good interview is one where you can have a real conversation with the interviewer. You need to ask some questions as well as the interviewer. This is how you will show your enthusiasm for the job and show that you did your homework and learned all kinds of things about the company itself.
During your interview you need to relate some past experiences, ones that you feel will have a direct bearing on this job position. Show that you have grown and learned a lot from your past experiences in this career field and the interviewer will look upon you kindly.
Interviews are like a fine art form, one that takes practice. If you fail at one, don't worry about it too much, there will be plenty of others. Live and learn and do your best, that is all you can ask of yourself.
About The Author
Joel Vance is a Human Resources 17-year HR expert who's taught at 4 major universities around the country and currently has a best selling book on interview questions at www.theperfectinterview.com.