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10 Steps How to Ace a Job Interview

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Having a job is beneficial in learning real life experiences.

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In high school not only do we have homework to do, sports to practice and clubs to participate in- some of us also have to get a job. Now you can’t just walk into Whataburger, ask for a job and expect to get it. You need to go through an interview process which can seem kind of daunting.  This is a list of 10 steps on how you can ace a job interview:

Step 1: Know the place

Take a look at the job’s history and research all about it. You need to know the place before you can work there.

Step 2: Practice Makes Perfect

Try answering a few common job interview questions. This is to feel more comfortable when you are actually being interviewed.

https://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/how-to-ace-the-50-most-common-interview-questions.html  (50 common interview questions)

Step 3: Dress to Impress

You don’t want to show up in clothes you found on your bedroom floor. Dress in a nice, but not too formal attire. You don’t have to dress to the nines, but don’t look like a three.  For girls, a nice top and slacks and for boys, a button down and slacks are good for an interview.

Step 4: The two P’s: Punctual and Prepared

Be on time. Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable. Make sure you call ahead of the interview time and have directions. You do not want any last minute surprises.

Step 5: Poise

Walk in with a smile and good attitude. Be happy to be there. It makes you stand out that you are excited to work there and leaves a good impression.

Step 6: First Impressions are EVERYTHING

Walk in and give a good handshake. Maintain good eye contact and hold a light smile, not a forced, over-the-top cheesy grin.

Step 7: Don’t stress

Keep calm, cool, and collected. Take deep breaths counting down from 10. This will help you destress yourself.

Step 8: Introduce yourself professionally

They do not need your life story. Keep it to your skills and what you can offer to the workplace

Step 9: Answering question

Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t try to answer it fast and stumble through it. Be concise and answer each question with confidence.

Step 10: Confidence is key

Stay positive. No matter what, keep your head up.  When you enter and leave with confidence it leaves a mark on the employer that you are professional and capable of doing the job.

Follow these steps and you should be more successful at getting the job you want.

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