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Boo! Are You a Trick or a Treat in the Interview Process?

You hear the door slam and realize there is nowhere left to run. You feel the cold hand (of the hiring manager) and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun.

In all seriousness, the interview process can often times feel scary (and feel like you are in the middle of the Thriller music video). You can have all the confidence in the world but your skills depend solely on what the client needs. So here are a few tips about interviews and how to nail them (right into the coffin).

Don’t be a trick!

There are times when candidates come in and are dishonest about what they do or what they have done. This only hurts you! This person may think that they are pulling a fast one, but this is a lose-lose situation. Let’s say you get the job. You are not going to enjoy doing a job you don’t know how to do because let’s face it there are expectations that you are not going to be able to meet. Not to mention you will have to explain the eventual firing to the next employer. Yikes!

Do your research!

Have you ever shown up to a party in a costume only to find out it wasn’t a costume party? I have and it is EMBARRASSING. Save yourself that embarrassment during an interview by showing up prepared for your interview. Do your research! What does the company do? What would you be doing in this role? You get the idea, but don’t be that candidate who shows up unprepared and save yourself the embarrassment.

Be a treat!

There are so many things that can help you during your interview, but the little details can often times give you the edge on your competition. Show up on time, be polite and courteous, bring a copy of your resume, be conversational, and have a positive attitude. All of these minor details can have a major determining factor between you and other candidates. You don’t want to be remembered in a bad way like a disappointing box of raisins on Halloween night. Be the king size candy bar that every kid remembers!

If you need help preparing for an interview or need help getting an interview, give us a call today!

Morgan Teckmeyer

Morgan has been with Aureus Group since September 2016 and currently serves as a staffing assistant for the Information Systems & Technology team. She helps her team with behind the scenes work such as reviewing resumes, checking references, and creating content for social media pages. Morgan has a bachelor’s degree in organizational and strategic communication from Southwest Baptist University. While attending SBU, she competed on the women’s basketball team for four years. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time her husband, Grant, or hanging out with her family. She also enjoys crafting, watching sports, and going to visit her friends in Missouri.

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