10 traits of a suc­cess­ful in­ter­view

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1. Can­di­date re­viewed the job de­scrip­tion/re­quire­ments and made a list of (and mem­o­rized) all the rea­sons (with ex­am­ples) why he or she would suc­ceed in the job.

2. Can­di­date projects a pos­i­tive “can do/will do” at­ti­tude.

3. Can­di­date an­swers clearly where he or she wants to be in three to five years and how the job will help him or her get there.

4. Can­di­date un­der­stands how the com­pany makes money and how the job re­lates to how the com­pany makes money.

5. Can­di­date can clearly and con­fi­dently ex­plain his or her strengths and weak­nesses.

6. Can­di­date stays fo­cused and an­swers the ques­tions that are asked.

7. Can­di­date sends a thank-you note af­ter the in­ter­view. 8. Can­di­date has pre­pared ques­tions to ask re­lated to his or her role and the fu­ture of the com­pany.

9. Can­di­date shows up on time (or calls if run­ning late).

10. Can­di­date ex­presses in­ter­est in the job at the end of the in­ter­view (if ap­pli­ca­ble).

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