Many qualified candidates miss the opportunity to land their dream promotion because they are under-prepared for their interview. Focusing on the basics such as being on time, dressing appropriately, and customizing your resume is important, but alone will not set you apart from other applicants applying for the job. According to an article in the New York Times by Michael Luo, in today’s economy job seekers out number job openings 5-1. As a result, the majority of job seekers are applying for jobs in which they are overqualified.
As a young professional in the business world, you are often competing against candidates with more years of experience. Your focus needs to shift from your resume to your interview. The interview is where you will have approximately 30 minutes to sell yourself. People hire people they like, so what you say is nearly as important as who you know.
Here are 3 tips that will help you stand out from the pack at your next interview: Continue reading