Nail Your Next Job Interview with These Tips
Gone are the days when employers could reasonably expect an employee to stay with a company for a lifetime. In fact, research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that most people will hold 10 or more jobs over the course of their life. Given the likelihood that you will eventually need to interview for a job, American Labor Services would like to share the do’s and don’ts of job interviews to help you secure gainful employment.
“From the moment you send in an application to the first day on the job, the entire job hunting experience can be nerve-racking for anybody,” said Benjamin Kaplan, President of American Labor Services. “Given our role in the staffing industry, we have seen that some strategies can help or hinder a potential employee’s chances for a job opening.”
Kaplan knows first-hand that some strategies work better than others because he is involved in the hiring of hundreds of applicants every year. Whether you are new to the workforce or have many years of work experience under your belt, he would like to share these tips to help potential hires nail their next interview.
Do Your Research on the Job, and Company
Knowing what your role would be and what the company does will aid you in developing good questions for the interviewer. It also shows you are interested in working for the company.
Don’t Dress Inappropriately
Interviewees should aim to dress in a manner that is appropriate for the position. For instance, if you are applying for a position as a stocker, we might recommend job seekers to wear khaki pants and a polo shirt.
Do Prepare for Common Interview Questions
Regardless of the job you are applying for, interviewees should expect to be asked common job interview questions. Interviewees will be better prepared for the interview by looking up common questions, and knowing how they will respond beforehand.
Don’t Arrive Late
Arriving to interviews late will leave interviewers with a negative impression about you. The reason is because interviewers might see your tardiness as a reflection of your interest in the job, or as a sign that you will be late to work every day.
Do Ask Questions
Interviewees should not be afraid to ask appropriate questions about the job, and how their skills align with the role. This shows interviewers that you have prepped for the interview, and take it very seriously.
American Labor Services urges job seekers to take every interview seriously and heed the tips above if they are interested in securing long-term employment. If you are looking for a job in today’s competitive market, call us at 401.272.9300 or visit americanlaborservices.com to learn about our current job openings.