Interview Tips with Margaret Buj


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Welcome to, your ultimate destination for interview tips and landing your dream job! In today’s competitive job market, excelling in interviews demands meticulous preparation, thoughtful research, and the ability to present your achievements with confidence. Whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking career growth or a fresh graduate stepping into the professional world, our interview tips are tailored to suit your needs and maximize your chances of success.

To help you navigate the entire interview process, I’ve compiled a comprehensive guide with tangible interview tips encompassing all crucial stages:

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Before the interview

Arrive early

Plan to arrive early (if this is a face to face interview) accounting for varying security/access requirements and entry procedures at different locations. Check with the point of contact to know appropriate arrival times and logistical details.

Remember, first impressions count, and arriving on time demonstrates your professionalism and eagerness.

Do your research

Research the position and organization thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the company’s mission, goals, and values. Understand the duties, responsibilities, and specific requirements of the position. Tailor your responses to show alignment with the organization’s values and mission.

Know what you've already told them

Review your application and resume, and be prepared to support past accomplishments with specific information targeted towards the position requirements. Don’t assume the interviewer knows everything about you. Focus on both paid and non-paid experiences that are relevant to the job.

Practice, practice, practice

Practice interviewing by researching and reviewing typical interview questions. This will give you a framework for your responses and boost your confidence during the interview.

Be flexible

Be flexible with scheduling and allow sufficient time for the interview. Confirm details like time, location, and point of contact information to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience on the day.

During the interview

Be prepared to summarize

Be prepared to summarize your work experience in under 2 minutes and describe what you bring to the position. A well-crafted introduction sets the tone for the interview and showcases your qualifications.

Answer questions mindfully

Listen carefully to each question asked. Answer questions directly and use examples to illustrate how your knowledge, skills, and abilities align with the job requirements. Don’t hesitate to ask for further clarification if needed.

Be positive and professional

Remain positive and professional throughout the interview. Avoid negative comments about past employers or experiences. Instead, focus on the positive aspects of your career journey and how each experience has contributed to your growth and readiness for this new opportunity.

Non-verbal communication matters

Pay attention to your body language and tone of voice. Maintain good eye contact, offer a firm handshake, and use positive body language to convey your confidence and engagement.

Be an active listener

Stay actively engaged by giving your full attention to the interviewer. Active listening will help you understand questions better and provide more relevant and thoughtful responses.

Engage actively

Take notes sparingly if you desire, to avoid hindering your eye contact and active engagement with the interviewer.

Show interest

Towards the end of the interview, ask strategic questions about the organization, the role, and the next steps in the selection process. Inquiring about timeframes and the point of contact for follow-up questions shows your enthusiasm and commitment to the process.

Success in interviews is not just about luck – it’s about being equipped with the right tools and strategies to make a remarkable impact. Invest time and effort in preparation, and let your unique qualities and experiences shine through during the interview.

— Margaret Buj, Interview Coach

Margaret Buj | Interview Coach | Career Coach is committed to empowering you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in interviews.

My mission is to help you gain confidence, eliminate interview jitters, and walk into any interview room feeling well-prepared and ready to shine.

Remember, success in interviews is not just about luck – it’s about being equipped with the right tools and strategies to make a remarkable impact. Invest time and effort in preparation, and let your unique qualities and experiences shine through during the interview.

Stay tuned for more insightful articles from myself, other career experts, and industry professionals. I am excited to be a part of your journey towards professional success!

So, are you ready to take your interview skills to the next level? Let’s get started! Get ready to master the art of interviews and unlock countless career opportunities.

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