Take time to prepare for your interview. Practice what you'll say. Plan what you will wear and how you will get to the interview. These activities will help you be confident during each interview. Your confidence will make a good impression.
Start by looking at a list of common interview questions. You'll find the link in the Resources box at the bottom of this page. You can practice and write out answers to these questions in advance. This will make your interview go much smoother—and show the employer that you're prepared.
Read on for tips to help you prepare for an interview.
Make a list of questions you would like to ask during the interview. Pick questions about the job and the company that will show your interest. Look at the company's website and write up questions to learn more about what you read. Avoid asking about pay and benefits. If you are offered a job, that is the time to discuss them.
Example questions are:
Also, practice interview skills. Ask about a free interview workshop at your local American Job Center and do a mock job interview there to practice and get feedback to improve.
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