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Echo Careers: The art of the interview

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Make sure to drive those advantages home in the interview. The moment you are given the opportunity, feel free to talk in-depth about what makes you suitable for the job. If possible, find a way to directly relate experiences in previous employment to the position for which you are applying. Show yourself in a good light and don’t undersell yourself out of reticence or false modesty. Remember that, however hostile they might sometimes appear, the interviewer is basically on your side — he or she wants you to show your skills off to your best advantage.

Don’t Just Prepare; Rehearse

We have discussed before in this space how many standard interview questions can be predicted. Lists of these questions can be found on any decent-quality careers-orientated website. Do not just think about how to answers these questions in a general sense. You should rehearse exactly what you are going to say and the way you are going to say it. At the very least, practice in front of a mirror. Even better, get a friend to play the role of the interviewer. This will make you feel much more comfortable in the interview – and it means you will also be able to resolve any problems in your approach in the practice sessions rather than on the big day.

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