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If you give example after example of how your skills and experiences will help their company, more appealing you will become as a potential employee.
There is a danger of over-preparing for an interview. There are hundreds of books and websites that will give you “most commonly asked interview questions and answers”. You try to memorize answers to these questions and when it’s time for interview, you sound like you’re giving some canned response. You don’t sound like yourself.
The best advice I can give you when it comes to answering interview questions (especially difficult ones), is know your skills, experiences and achievements and be yourself. This way, you don’t go into interview sounding like someone who memorized a canned answer out of some book. Just relax and be natural.
Trust yourself enough to answer questions in a natural and honest way. Keep your answers in positive. When you’re relaxed and answer questions in an honest way, you’ll be able to think on your feet and provide answers that interviewer wants to hear.
Ask yourself, “What skills, experiences and achievements do I have that will make me an asset to this company?” If you can answer that question while going through interview process, you will be one step closer to landing job you want.
Michelle Roebuck provides job interview tips and resume writing advice at her website http://www.job-interview-and-resume-tips.com
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