by Stefanie Spikell,
The William Shakespeare of Resume Writing/Career Coaching
In order to get the job, you have to show
up as enthusiastic, knowledgeable and “right” for the
position. There are
ways you can assure this. The tips below are just a few things
to remember when you are in the interview setting.
Your job in the interview is to make
the hiring manager like you well enough to want to hire you over
all the other qualified candidates.
Since you will be “liked” within the first five
minutes of the interview, be very careful at that first
impression. Are you
dressed modestly and appropriately?
Ladies, did you leave the cleavage-showing sweater at
home and wear a pretty blouse that flatters you but is not too
revealing? Is your skirt at an appropriate length? Gentlemen,
did you show up in a jacket and tie? Are your shoes
While you want to know about the
company you are applying to, don’t waste the interviewer’s
time by trying to demonstrate that you have studied the company.
Let that come out more naturally as you answer the
questions that the interviewer wants to ask.
very careful that you take your lead from the interviewer.
You don’t want to direct this interview, but you DO
want to be responsive to the interviewer.
Stefanie Spikell, owner of two
Expert Resumes and
Clear Communications Business Consulting
is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and
resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing
communications departments for major engineering firms, taught
at the university level, published hundreds of business-related
reports and articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.