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October 11, 2010

Preparation is as Important
as the Job Interview

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Preparation is as important as the interview

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and
Author of the new, Job Interview "Secret"

From the moment you wake up on the day of your job interview, consider the interview to be in session.

Preparation is as Important as the Job Interview

Following are some steps to take to insure that everything you want and need will occur when you walk into the room and face the hiring manager.

  • Turn your thoughts to the questions and answers you've prepared. Go over them in your mind, fine-tuning your responses.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to dress appropriately. Choose clothing that is simple, yet professional.
  • Eat a light but nourishing meal. You'll want to keep your energy high while being interviewed.
  • Review your notes regarding your current or previous employment. Be ready to talk about specific examples related to your talents and skills.
  • Gather your resume, letters of reference, and other pertinent documents. When asked for evidence or credentials you'll have them on hand.
  • Check your car for fuel or the bus schedule if you're taking public transportation. Always allow more time than you need so you arrive without stress.
These basic steps are sometimes overlooked because job candidates often wait until they are sitting across from the hiring manager before they think about the real purpose of the meeting and their reason for being there--to win a return interview and ultimately the job they want.

Start your job interview before you leave home so that when you arrive you'll be fully engaged and at your best.

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Visit our friends at "The Job Interview Secret" and discover Jimmy Sweeney's breakthrough strategy that will have you standing out from the competition like a Harvard graduate at a local job fair... DURING your next job interview.

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