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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 06:00 PM
Kandice
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YAY!!! Congrats! I wish you all the best.

With interviews, I tend to babble a lot when I get nervous. My hands gets sweaty so I usually make sure I don't put any lotion and wash my hands out a lot, so my hands are all dry before I go to the interview. My hands end up sweating anyways, but I'd like to think doing that helps lol. Someone once told me that they should expect their applicants to be nervous during an interview. In fact, I learned that it's also the interviewer's job to make the interviewee as comfortable as possible because they want to hire the right candidate after all.

Look up the company on glassdoor and see if there are any reviews. On glassdoor, people usually post what questions they were asked during the interview. You can use this to prepare. Also write/type out some stories you'd like to share during the interview. Usually at interviews, I am asked behavioral type questions like "tell me a time when you displayed teamwork." Think up of good stories a head of time so you're less likely to freeze up. Also take your time to answer questions, pause for a few seconds before they ask you each question. This will give you time to think up an answer and I read that doing this is good because to the interviewer it looks like you're processing that question and taking the time to develop an answer versus someone else who sounds like they're reciting their answers. Also research the company, tell them what they want to hear and how passionate you are about the position even if you're not. Smile. Make eye contact. Use you hands to speak as well.

Good luck!

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