Resources for 8 Top Interview Tips and Best Practices

It is that time of the year! As a student leader, you have all the skills you need to secure a great position. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to to rock an interview. Personally, I always get nervous when it comes time for interviews. I always worry about what I’ll be asked in the interview and it makes me feel so stressed and anxious! I always try to prepare the best way that I can but you never know what you’re going to be asked! Yes, I know my strengths and weaknesses, but when it’s time for the interview, I freeze! I feel that I don’t know who I am and that I don’t remember anything successful that I have done. This is normal to feel like this in a situation like an interview. Something that I found useful before my interview was to look at some tests or questions that the interviewer could ask me. We know that they will ask about your skill set and experience, but there is always more. If you have a job interview coming up soon, it may benefit you to look into a company like Berke Assesssment if you are looking to brush up on any last minute interview preparation. And good luck! I have decided to make a list of the best possible tips I could find for all of you future leaders! When you are ready to go out into the world and have your first interview, make sure you look over the tips listed below. They helped me get my job, so they might help you as well!

1. Dress for success

Check out this video from Forbes

Check out these tips from The Balance

2. Mock interviews

Tips and Techniques from The Balance

The Dos and Don’ts from Snagajob**

3. Research the company

Here is a step-by-step research guide from Quintessential

JobMob’s 7 main tips before the job interview

4. Arrive early

Tips from Business Insider on what to do the 15 minutes BEFORE the interveiw

5. Think before you speak

A great tip from Luke Miller

6. Move your hands

Pauwels Consulting gives great tips about body language explains body language and how to be the perfect interviewee

7. Be confident

Forbes explains why it is important to be confident in an interview

The Guardian explains 7 ways to boost confidence

8. Have questions at the end

Why it is important to ask questions: Wetfeet explains!**

Big Interview give 12 amazing examples of what to ask during an interview

Best of luck to all of you on your future interviews.

Until next time, have a great day!

** Link Broken as of June/2019

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