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22 Things to Do for a Successful Job Interview

22 Things to Do for a Successful Job Interview

Nothing more fun than a job interview, right?

The actual interview is only half the battle — showing up prepared, knocking their socks off, and following up like a pro are key for landing that dream job. Here's your check-list for killing it.

 

Before:

  1. Explore the company website

  2. Practice answering common questions with a friend

  3. Analyze Glassdoor reviews

  4. Put together a 90-day action plan

  5. Prep your response questions

  6. Articulate your unique story

  7. Look up your interviewers on LinkedIn (and see if you have a mutual connection!)

  8. Review the job description and format your experience around it

  9. Compile your portfolio and other support documents

  10. Send a confirmation email

  11. Set your outfit out (and iron it!)

  12. Get a good night’s sleep

  13. Eat something light

  14. Power Pose in the bathroom

  15. Ask for a glass of water before your interview

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During:

  1. Speak slowly and deliberately

  2. Avoid these phrases

  3. Don’t get flustered when discussing money

  4. Smile and make eye contact

After:

  1. Send a handwritten thank you note

  2. Reach out to employees and ask questions about the work culture

  3. Breathe! You’ve got this.

 

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