June 22, 2018

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Toast the New Year With a GREAT Job Interview

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney President of Career Jimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview "Secret"

Raise your glass and nibble on marinated mushrooms or meatballs, but don't let the good times distract you from your primary goal for the New Year - landing a fabulous interview for the job you've dreamed about.

After the party is over, the guests are gone, and the streamers pulled down, take a few private moments to ask yourself some timely questions.

  1. What job do I want more than any other?

  2. What company do I want to join?

  3. What am I most qualified to do based on my education, training, and talent?

  4. What can I bring to the job that will enhance the entire operation?

  5. What am I looking for in the company I choose and the people I'll work with?

A Great Interview Starts NOW

Don't wait until the night before you walk into the interview room to think about what to say and how to say it. Begin practicing as soon as possible.

Hiring managers today are more astute and attentive than they were even a few years ago. During this tough economy, they can't afford to waste time on someone who is unprepared and unprofessional. If you don't qualify, there will be men and women right behind you who are.

Make sure you're at the top of your game. Show your dependability by arriving on time, even early. Dress professionally, speak up, shake hands, smile, hold eye contact, and answer questions clearly and with confidence.

Display your integrity, trustworthiness, and kindness by providing specific examples of your experience in the workplace—even times when you messed up. Honesty is still the best policy. So don't be shy about revealing your true self, the kind of person who will get the job done as well as come alongside co-workers to solve problems and cast a vision for the future.

Give Up Fear for the New Year

Best wishes to you in the New Year. I raise my glass, cheering with you for 2012 to yield the job of your dreams following a sensational interview.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets." Visit our friends at Job Interview "Secret" and discover Jimmy Sweeney's breakthrough strategy that will have you standing out from the competition like a Harvard graduate at a local job fair… DURING your next job interview.

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