May 04, 2020 - 04:33 PM
When applying for a position, it's not unusual for a job seeker to not know if an employer is interested until they are contacted – most employers don't let the job candidate know anything before that time (other than sending a "we received your application" email notification). When an interview request is made (it can be days or weeks before you hear anything), it is important to be prepared by practicing your answers to common interview questions.
You must understand what the company does and who its customers are, how you fit each of the qualifications listed in the job ad, how your experiences and skills can be an asset to the employer. You should also be ready to ask questions since this shows an employer your interest in the company and the job. However, you should not be asking questions about pay or benefits until you receive an offer.
There is a lot more to know about succeeding in a job interview. For more interview advice, including guidance on how to answer common interview questions, check out the Interviews section of LiveCareer's Resources section.