You’ll be surprised how interviewing has changed since the last time you did it many years ago. All you had to do was show up and answer a few easy questions. Today you need to know how to prepare for an interview.
How to get ready for an interview
You must be proactive by putting together a presentation that shows how you would do the job if you worked there. That means to know, before each interview, what you can do for the employer.
So your primary task is to put yourself in the employer’s shoes. This is accomplished by making two lists of questions:
On your first list are questions you would ask if you were hiring yourself for the job. Specifically, ask yourself,
“If I were hiring me for the job I’m about to interview for, what skills and abilities would I need to bring to the table?”
The bulk of your sales pitch is based on your answers to this question.
On your second list, write questions to ask employers during interviews.
Answers you get from both lists of questions will give you two keys to successful interviews: (1) The ability to target your interview pitch to the prospective employers needs; and (2) the ability to decide if you want to work for the company should you get an offer.
How asking questions will impress your interviewers
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