Getting Ready for an Interview? 9 Quick Interview Tips

The interview is the most important part of your job search. It offers you the best opportunity to convince your potential employer that you’ll make a positive difference for their firm. Here are nine quick interview tips to help you get that job offer!

Review Your Professional and Educational History

You can expect to be asked anything about the material on your résumé. Take the time to review your professional and educational history so everything remains at the forefront of your thoughts.

Research the Company in Question

Make sure to research the company with which you are interviewing. This enables you to ask insightful questions during the interview.

Dress for Success

You must show up for the interview professionally dressed — this is no time for business casual or worse!

Begin the Interview with a Firm Handshake

First impressions are important. Greet the interviewer personably and with a firm handshake.

Maintain Natural Eye Contact throughout the Interview

It is important to maintain eye contact when answering questions, but do so in a natural manner without staring.

Speak Clearly and Answer Directly

Be sure to speak clearly when answering questions in the interview. Keep your answers concise without too much rambling.

Ask Meaningful Questions

Leverage your earlier research into the company by asking meaningful questions about their current project work and future prospects.

Close the Interview with Thanks and a Firm Handshake

When the interview finishes, make sure to thank the interviewer, find out about any follow-ups, and end things with a firm handshake.

Send a Thank You Note to the Interviewer

Be sure to send a thank you email after the interview. On the other hand, don’t try to pry too much about when the company is making a final hiring decision.

If you need any additional advice about interview preparation, talk to the helpful recruiters at Triumph Services. As one of the top technical staffing agencies in Virginia, we can help your career reach new bounds. Schedule some time with us today!

By Logan Bragg: Partner, Triumph Services. As head of the Recruiting Division of Triumph, he has helped thousands of candidates find rewarding positions.