Job Seeker Tips: Preparing for Your Interview
Interviews are a crucial step in the job-seeking process. Whether it’s an in-person meeting, a video meeting, or a phone call, interviews help a potential employer learn more about you as a candidate. They also give candidates the chance to gain insights about the company, team, culture, or role that might be hard to ascertain from the job description alone.
While interviews are an essential part of the hiring process, we all know they can be nerve-wracking. Shortness of breath, dry mouth, or a faster heart rate are not uncommon symptoms to experience before or during the interview. But according to the blog, 21 Tips to Calm Interview Nerves, it might not be such a bad thing to experience nervousness during an interview: “With your brain engaged and your senses heightened, you can make connections quicker and perform well when put on the spot.” Being nervous also means that you actually care about the opportunity you are seeking; it shows the employer that you are serious enough about the role to take the next step in the hiring process.
So… how do you put your best foot forward when it’s time for an interview? Knowing how to prepare—and what you hope to accomplish once you’re there—will depend on the level of the position you are seeking. Typically, interviews are focused on the following:
- Learning the basics (Entry-Level)
- Showcasing your experience (Intermediate)
- Demonstrating your ability to lead (Mid-Level)
- Emphasizing your achievements (Executive)
- Maximizing your opportunities (Contract)
With more than 30 years of experience connecting companies to marketing talent, Marcomm has interviewed hundreds of candidates. We also understand how employers—especially those who are hiring for marketing roles—tend to approach the interview process.
Whether you are a new college grad or a seasoned professional, Marcomm has put together some tips to help you prepare for your next interview. Learn more about Preparing for Your Interview.
If you are seeing additional resources to help you land your next job, check out Marcomm’s tips on topics including Navigating Negotiation, Job Search Strategies, and Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile & Resume.
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