Are you about to face your first real internship or job interview? Perhaps you’re about to graduate? Maybe you’re changing careers and you haven’t been on one in years. You know that a successful job interview takes preparation and planning, but what exactly is the recipe for success? Whether you’re just starting out, or just in need of a little reminder, a course in job interview basics seems to be in order.
Job Interview Basics 101
In case you didn’t know, the average number of resumes sent for every single job opening is about 250. So obviously, having a good resume is critical to catching to the eye of a recruiter. What will most likely get you the job, though? How well you perform at that first interview.
Because of this well-known “secret” to success, many websites and blog posts offer up interview advice. In fact, the internet is so full of job interview tips you can become lost in the nuance. Should you be bold or humble? Should you prepare answers or think on the fly? And what, exactly, is an elevator pitch… and when do you pull that tool out of the career toolbox?
So how do you sort out all that well-intended advice?
Perhaps it’s time to go back to school… and a course we might call Job Interview 101. This infographic from myjobmag.com will take you back to the classroom and teach you all the job interview basics. As you’ll see, it provides universal advice and tips that serve as a foundation for any interview preparation. From understanding how the hiring process works to excelling at that all-important first interview… it’s in this job interview guide.
If you want to get to the next step in your career, take the time to learn the basics first. This is a great place to start…
Also published on Medium.