Aug 21, 2018 - 05:22 AM
Whether you're preparing for a face-to-face conversation or a telephone call, it's important to begin with research. Learn as much as you can about the position and about company goals. See if you can discover why the position is available. With this information, use personal stories that demonstrate your expertise, achievements, and passions. Use the STAR technique; present a situation, describe your task and actions, and share your results.
Practicing your answers is another important preparation step. Look up some of the most commonly asked questions and write out some responses. Run through those questions a few times. You don't want to memorize the answers but become familiar enough with your answers that you can easily present them when you're meeting with the interviewer.
Finally, consider your references. If hiring managers can't get in touch with your references, you may not get any calls back. In some cases, one of your contacts may not come across positively. Carefully consider those people you list on your resume.