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3 Tips for a Great Interview

Interviewing with a new company can be daunting, but if you do legwork beforehand then the process will be much smoother. Make sure you are well aware of the company and what you can contribute, don't go into the interview blind about the company's core values or what you value about them.

1. Be prepare with questions. Asking pointed and intelligent questions about the company, the role, and the culture. This is vitally important in showing your interest level in and dedication to the company. Never say you have no questions for the interviewer, because it shows a lack of desire to work there.

2. Know your resume inside and out. Everyone believes they know what they have done over the years, but it looks horrible if you forget a piece of your resume or work history when asked about it. It is a good idea to study a copy before the face-to-face or Skype interview. It is also a good idea to have a copy next to you in a phone interview just in case you get a little flustered.

3. Do research on the interviewers. It is not just vitally important to know the company inside and out, but it is a great idea to know the resume of the person who is interviewing you. Looking into their time at the company and past work history can show you what their path to the company looked like. This can show you what type of culture and set of skills the company values.

Overall, be prepared for interviews and don't look at it as a time to just sit back and learn about the company. You should already be well-versed in what the company does, who works there, and what the company is about. If you study-up ahead of time, then an already stressful situation got a whole lot less intimidating. 

Written by Intuitive Edge Team

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