We’d love to have you live in our community of Daytona apartments forever, but we understand that someday you’ll receive a new job opportunity that may take you away from Daytona. We want our residents to be prepared for that day, so we’ve assembled a list of tips you can use to ace your next job interview. Whether you’re applying to the job of your dreams or you’re just trying to secure a promotion at your current company, these tips will help you come across as prepared and experienced — even if you aren’t!
If you ask us, interviewing is all about making an impression. Someone who responds to interview questions with cookie-cutter answers might have the right experience, but if they don’t make a lasting impression on the interviewer, it’s unlikely that they’ll get a call back. Once you read the tips in today’s post, we think you’ll be among those who get that coveted call back!
Check out the list of interview tips below, and when you’re done, please be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments in Daytona.
Tip #1 — Check the company’s social media pages
We’re sure you’ll check the company website for whatever business you’re interviewing at, but be sure to check the social media pages as well. The website is a great place to learn about the history of the company and is values, but the social media pages can give you more up to date, relevant information.
When you’re on the company’s social media page, look for information about recent events, initiatives and new hires. You can use these topics for small talk before and after your interview, which will show the interviewer that you’ve done your background research.
Tip #2 — Leave some important things off your resume
In the interest of having things to talk about during your interview, be sure to leave one of two interesting tidbits off your resume. You don’t want to just be responding to questions about your work history in your interview — you want to get the interviewer excited about the prospect of hiring you. One way to do that is surprise them with information that you withheld from your resume. Maybe it’s an interesting internship, or a project at school, or a trip abroad. Whatever it is, have an interesting story to tell so your interviewer remembers you long after the interview is over.
Tip #3 — Remember to close
During the interview, think of yourself as a salesman. The product you’re selling is yourself, and your experience. Any good salesman knows that they should always be closing the deal. As your interview is wrapping up, remember to try to close the deal yourself by asking about specific starting dates and next steps. You want to remind the interviewer that you’re there to secure the job, not just to answer questions. You should also follow up with a thank you note, and you can include some “closing questions” at the end of that as well.
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of interview tips. We appreciate you taking the time to read this post, residents! If we’ve done our job, you should be better prepared to nail your next job interview and lock down your ideal gig. Good luck!
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