Landing an interview is challenging enough, but that doesn’t mean that the hardest part is over.
Your interview is often the only in-person impression you’ll get to make. Employers consider not only your experience, but also how you present yourself and how you will fit into the company’s culture. Meeting with your prospective employer for the first time can be intimidating. But if you go in prepared with the right talking points, and if you know what to expect, it doesn’t have to be.
Employers are seeking people who are focused and mature, who understand the requirements of the job, and who can communicate how their skills can be used to meet those requirements.
Preparing in advance involves gathering the information you need to convince the employer that you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to perform the job, are motivated, enthusiastic about the company, and would fit well within the company culture.