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BECOME AN EXPERT ON YOUR RESUME. USE IT TO GUIDE YOUR RPEPERATION :
- Think about your skills, interests, and values.
- Consider your strengths and weaknesses.
- Be able to discuss decisions you have made and the thought behind them.
- Identify accomplishments you are proud of and things you might have done differently.
- Prepare examples to demonstrate how you have developed your skills.
- Be able to articulate why you are interested in this field, not just the position itself.
- Think through and define your long-term goals.
- Research the employer, the position, and the industry or field.
- Know what salary range is usual for this type of position.
- Review current periodicals and trade journals to learn about current trends in the field.
- Review mission statements, annual reports, and company literature, if you can acquire them.
- Think about the firm's competitors, its clients or customers.
- Familiarize yourself with the employer's organizational structure.
- Define how your skills and experience will be an asset for the employer Be your "best" self; let them get to know you and what you can bring to the organization.
- Think about what an employer wants to know and prepare examples.
- Prepare a game plan or strategy for every interview; make sure you share the information that you feel is most appropriate and relevant.
- Keep to the point.
- Don't bring up extraneous matters.
- Be as specific as possible.
- Don't try to dominate the interview.
- Let the interviewer guide the questions.
- Ask appropriate and well thought out questions.
- Don't expect an offer on the spot.