Want that next job? Get the job interview tips that will increase your confidence and prepare you

“Interview invitations should come with a warning: Strong feelings of excitement changing suddenly into dread are imminent upon receiving this invitation.” This statement, made by Lily Zhang, is the summation of the feelings many have journeyed through in the job search process.  You spend weeks searching and hoping to get a call or some semblance of interest from the jobs you have applied for, but when that phone call finally comes, you suddenly find yourself with knots in your stomach.  Wait…now they are interested.  What’s next?  Now it is time to prepare for the interview and prove that you are the best candidate for this job.  Several questions are commonly asked in interviews that often leave the interviewee stumped if he or she has not done the proper homework.Job Interview Tips, Local Job Interview Practice, Job Interview Coaching Kansas City, What are the Job Interview Tips you need?

Zhang discusses such questions in her article, 4 Common Interview Questions (and 4 Perfect Answers).  When the interviewer asks you to tell a little about yourself, it is not, in fact, an invitation to share your life story.  This is where you can easily begin to ramble if you have not previously rehearsed.  Another topic that can cause job seekers to stumble is the issue of weaknesses.  When you are asked to discuss your greatest weakness or a time that you have failed, it is important to speak about such examples with honesty, confidence, and optimism.  What have you learned from that failure? What steps have been taken to overcome that weakness?

You are not alone in this interview agony.  Regardless of any fear that may be evoked within you at the thought of your upcoming interview, you can work to replace your fears with eager excitement by knowing how to prepare and practicing until you’ve got those tricky questions nailed.  We at Platinum Resumes are here to help encourage you along the way and add to your confidence by offering our many tools and tips that have proven helpful to many before you!

The last tip we will provide is to be prepared for your next interview. Get Interview Coaching from the experts at Platinum Resources. We create professional resumes and are career experts helping you get the next best position! Call today at 816-986-0909 or contact us! 



This article was originally published in April 2015 and has been recently updated.