3 Tips to Create a Successful Interview Strategy to Find a Job in 2018

If you’re facing the end of the year still within a job search, you may be concerned about your strategy going into 2018. Maybe there are some things you need to adjust. Or maybe you can alter some aspects to help you position yourself as the right candidate for employers. As employers wind down their year, you can ramp up your job search preparation. Here are 3 tips you can use to create a successful interview strategy to find a job in the New Year.

1. Be prepared to answer behavioral interview questions.

More and more, companies are using behavioral interview questions to determine the qualifications of their potential employees. It’s no longer enough just to come to the table with the right experience on paper. Companies want to know how you react in certain situations so they will be asking questions to gauge your responses. Prepare for questions that start with, “Tell me about a time when.” To do this, consider experiences from your past positions that fit in with the situation and talk about your problem-solving skills and accomplishments.

2. Know the questions you want to ask the interviewer.

Many potential employees make the mistake of not asking enough questions, or not asking the right questions. Do your homework ahead of your interview and develop some intelligent questions to show the interviewer that you’re genuinely interested in learning more about the company. Don’t ask “What does your company do?” Instead, ask about a specific project you read about and how they accomplished it. Ask about the company culture.

3. Maintain a positive attitude to impress the interviewer.

Attitude is everything in the workplace and in the interview. A company wants to hire someone who will be positive and proactive rather than a negative personality who will complain about things rather than change their circumstances. Make sure you’re presenting yourself in a positive way when you approach your interview and keep your attitude in check. Don’t complain about your past employers or co-workers.

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