5 quick interview tips to help you land your dream job

Feb 28 2018, 6:29 am

Before we start, are you motivated to go after your dream job? Alright then; let’s do this.

Once you’ve got that passion to go after the career you’ve always wanted, you’re off to a great start. In fact, the rest is going to be a lot easier than you think because applying for jobs isn’t as daunting as it seems.

From keeping your LinkedIn work history up-to-date to preparing questions before the interview, there are plenty of tips you can follow to get ahead in the hiring process.

And to help you get ready for the 2018 Fairmont Pacific Northwest Career Fair on Monday, March 12, we’re bringing you a list of five things you can do to increase your confidence for the big interview and land that dream job.

Come Prepared

It’s only natural to feel a little nervous before a big interview, everyone gets that. And you can alleviate any extra stress by preparing what you need ahead of time. This includes updating your LinkedIn profile, researching the company and knowing why you want to work there, and bringing an updated copy of your resume along with you. Take a deep breath before you go in. It’s simple.

Dress the Part

Dressing professional and polished is one of the easiest things you can do to prepare for an interview. Check out how existing employees dress and copy that, by doing this you won’t be too over or underdressed. Plus, you’ll look like you were made for the job, that you’ll fit in with the other employees, and that you’re ready to start working there.

Make a Good First Impression

It’s an old saying but it’s ever as true; first impressions are everything. So why not make yours count? Remember that this is the job you want, the position you know that you’re capable of doing, and can do better than many of the other applicants. Connecting with the interviewer and monitoring your body language will help you out here.

Give Authentic and Relevant Responses to Questions

Interviewers are asking the same questions, again and again, so they’re bound to get tired of hearing the same answers repeated. Make your interview count by giving concise responses that relate to the job or industry that you’re applying to. Bonus points if you weave in any time that you’ve used the required skills your previous roles.

Be Yourself

Truth be told, organizations hire for personality and train for skill. They want to see that you’re going to be enthusiastic about the job so be upbeat and show your personality. Don’t forget to smile and thank the interviewer for their time! Then you could very well be on the winning path.

Fairmont Pacific Northwest Career Fair

When: Monday, March 12
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Price: Free

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