Page 26 The Dundalk Eagle July 30, 2020 BIG book of education & career training JOBS Maryland .works FOR ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL 410-770-4000, 888-431-3122, OR EMAIL CLASSADS@CHESPUB.COM Nail the Interview Landing an interview is a rewarding feeling for any job seeker. It means you were successful in marketing yourself as a difference-maker. It’s OK to celebrate – but not for too long. There is still much work to be done if you want to go from candidate to hired employee. Depending on your personal demeanor and comfort level in social situations, interviews can either be pleasant or awkward. There are specific steps you can take to make sure your experience is anything but the latter. Practice Makes Per fect Try to think like a recruiter. What will he or she ask you during the interview process? Write down as many questions you can think of and practice answering them in front of a mirror. Recording yourself with a voice recorder or even your webcam can help you pick up on any language habits or physical mannerisms that might be holding you back. Practice looking at your targets instead of glaring toward the floor. Your goal is to engage your interviewer and enhance your reputation as a great communicator. scales in your direction while managers are making their final decision. A thank-you note is a brief, complimentary document that reiterates your interest in the job while also reminding your recruiters of your most pertinent skills. The heavy lifting is over so keep the language conversational and light. Thankyou notes serve as the perfect finishing touch on a successful job hunt. is “What do you know about our company?” Having a detailed description ready to rattle off will impress your interviewer and help you stand apart from competitors who failed to prepare for such a question. Conduct online research on the company and search for any articles that have been written about them in your local newspapers. Showing that you are interested in their objectives and efforts goes a long way toward impressing and impacting your interviewer. Thank-You Notes Do Your Research Sending a genuine post-interview note of thanks shows initiative on your part and may help tip the One question you can bet on fielding during your interview
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