The most important part of a job interview is the beginning. That’s when you have an opportunity to make a great impression—or a not so good one—on your interviewer. One boss, I worked for told me that he knew within the first 30 seconds or so whether the person had a shot at getting hired.
You probably have a little more time than that, but it’s important to make the best impression you can within the first few minutes of meeting your interviewer.
Carry it on throughout the interview, so you have a good shot at getting a second interview and a job offer.
- Research the company: Find out what the mission of the company is, how long it’s been around, how many employees it has, and what your position would be if you got the job. If the company has a motto, memorize it. Make sure you know as much about it as you can so you can impress your interviewers and show them how much you care.
- Review the job posting: Know as much as you can about the job.
- Check out the interviewer on Linked