Part Five: Landing Your First Job: 4 Essential Tips

Tip #4: A Job Interview – Success!

Congratulations! All that networking, cover letter writing, resume proofing, and volunteering have finally paid off and you’ve got yourself an interview. Now you need to be prepared to make the most of this opportunity you worked so hard to create – and that’s probably not going to happen by walking in there stiff and uneasy with a bunch of possible answers memorized or written out long hand on your hand. But don’t worry, we’ve got some helpful tips!

 Take a chill pill!

Smile:
You’ve done all your homework. You know about that company and you know what you can bring to the position. Now it’s time to take a deep breath and relax. Go in there with a smile, exuding an aura of self-confidence and self-assurance (even if you don’t really feel that way).  Smiles are contagious. The person sitting in front of you will smile back. You’re already setting the tone for a pleasant conversation.

Be Yourself:
Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through during the interview. They’re looking to hire a person, not just a skill set. A person they’ll be seeing and interacting with day after day. Be that winning personality!

Good luck, everyone! If any of our tips helped you land an interview or a job, we’d love to hear all about it!

Tip #1: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Tip #2: Using Your Personal Network to Network
Tip# 3: Giving Your Time to the Community

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