Your resume, application and cover letter get you in the door, but nailing the interview gets you the job. You may look great on paper, but how you come across in a personal interview determines whether you are hired. Successful applicants show up for an interview a few minutes ahead of the scheduled time, dress in professional attire and appear relaxed.
It is important to do your homework ahead of time. Know as much about the company you are applying to work for as you can by researching it on the internet and by talking to other employees and/or vendors of the company. Be prepared to answer questions such as, “Why do you want to work for our company,” and, “What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to this job?” Also be prepared to ask educated questions about the company, such as, “What are the greatest challenges facing your business in today’s market?”
Maintain good eye contact with the people who are interviewing. At the close of the interview, be certain to thank the interviewers for their time and follow up immediately with a card thanking them again for the interview.
For tips on preparing for your interview, go to Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS). Click on Job Search in the left-hand navigation column, then Step 8, Prepare and Practice Interviews. This site is open to all NANA shareholders. To obtain the log-in and password information you will need, e-mail shareholderdevelopment@NANA.com with “AKCIS” in the subject line.
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