Tips for Getting the Job: Practice, Practice, Practice!

The saying practice makes perfect definitely applies to job interviews. While it is hard to know exactly what interview questions will be asked or what will occur during an interview, it is important to prepare for an interview as much as possible.  There are many different ways that you can prepare and practice for an interview.  The research that you have done on the company where you are applying and the job description will help you in determining how you should practice and prepare for the interview.

As I mentioned earlier, most interviews are behavioral based.  Therefore it is important to Google examples of behavioral based interview questions that relate to the specific requirements needed for the job.  For example, if you learned from the job description that leadership is a job requirement for the specific position you are interviewing for, than it would be a good idea to Google leadership behavioral based interview questions.  Going through these interview questions will help you think about leadership examples you have used in the past.

It is also a good idea to get a friend or family member to act as the interviewee and perform a mock interview.  Going through a mock interview will help you get a feel for the interview and help you to not be as nervous for the actual interview.  The person who acts as your interviewee can also help give you tips for the real interview.  Practicing in an interview setting will definitely help you when going into the actual interview.

Going through behavioral based questions and performing a mock interview are good ways to practice for an interview.  Just like a mathematician would practice math problems, an candidate needs to practice interview questions.  Practicing for an interview will definitely help you and increase your chances of getting the job.  So remember to practice, practice, practice!


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