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How to Impress Your Employer during an Interview

 Dated: 01-22-2010

You should take time during an interview to sell yourself and talk about your qualifications.

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You can learn ways to impress your employer so that you can get that job. There are things you can do that will help your interview go well. You can also make a bad impression on your interviewer if you fail to do some of the basic things they expect. Interviewers are evaluating you during the interview. You want to take this time to sell yourself and talk about your qualifications. You will want to convince the interviewer that you will be great for the job. If you show up at an interview late or if you didn't bring your resume, it could slow down the process.

Have a complete resume, cover letter and references ready with you when you go for the interview. Employers are looking to see if you would have enough interest to type up a nice cover letter or resume. If you take the time to do this then they will see that you show interest in their company. The resume and cover letter tells a lot about you. If it has grammar problems or you didn't have one prepared, they might not be impressed with you. They will think that you didn't care enough to prepare it. If you type it up really well without making any mistakes and use a different or special format, then it means you care enough to prepare it well.

Research the Company

You can answer questions better if you know more about the company. You can't tell them that you are interested in their company if you don't know too much about it. Your interview will be better once you know facts about the company. You can google the company and read about it before your interview. Do you know what is really important to them? How would your skills benefit their company?

Be Truthful on the Application

You should be truthful on your application because they will send letters to your last employer or call to verify your past work. They will also check your background, credits, and references. Your college may also be contacted to check on your degree completion. If you lie, you will look less credible and the interviewer will be less impressed.

Have a College Degree or Trade Degree

Employers will most likely hire someone who has a college degree because it shows that you possess basic education. A college degree also shows that you are well trained and serious enough to finish college. If you have free time, you should finish your college degree and make that your priority. Employers like to hire someone with an education rather than without an education.

Build Up Job Experience

Job experience is very important when you are applying for a job. Employers want to see that you know how to do your job without much training. Training can be time consuming and costly. They want someone who really knows the job well. If you have many years of experience then you will do well in your job. You should focus on the same type of job so you can build your job experience in one area. You should also avoid job-hopping. Employers like to hire people that are willing to stay with their company for a long time.

Follow Up

Once you are done with the interview, you should follow up. This shows that you took initiative and you are interested in the job. You should always send a thank you letter or follow up with a thank you phone call. Employers will give you a chance if you take the time to catch up with them.

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