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Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

Got any other last-minute interview tips?

Hamsa Ramesha | ManagerLink

3. Prep Materials

Always print out a copy of your resume and any related job materials so that you have it on hand for the interview. Don’t have a printer? Ran out of ink? Email the necessary documents to yourself and make a quick run to you local copy store. Worst case scenario: Email your resume to your interviewer just before your interview so at least they have a soft copy.

4. Quiz Yourself

While it’s hard to predict exactly what you’ll be asked during your job interview, there are a handful of questions that you should be prepared for. Don’t be caught off guard when you’re asked to talk about your past job experiences or specific projects. Be prepared to recall detailed examples of your accomplishments. Practice with a friend, or even in front of a mirror. Listen to yourself and how you phrase your answers. Practice makes perfect!

5. First Impression

At its core, a good interview is really about making a positive first impression. All that dressing professionally, arriving on time, and coming prepared won’t matter if you seem arrogant and self-absorbed. Carry yourself with a confidence — your positive, professional attitude won’t go unnoticed. However, if you feel that the interview is going south, it doesn’t hurt to ask if it’s possible to reschedule. Be polite and considerate of the big favor you are asking of your interviewer. After all, the worst that could happen is you don’t get the job. Better luck next time!

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