How to Ace Your Job Interview
Whether you are applying for your first nanny job, or you are an experienced estate manager that has worked in high-profile homes around the country, making a positive first impression during an interview is the initial key to securing a good job. Here, we’ll go over some of the ways you can ace your interview and increase your chances of landing your dream job.
Prepare ahead of time for your interview. That means looking over your resume in detail, updating it and reviewing it for things that you can highlight during the interview. Think about the topics that will come up during the interview and consider ways that you can position yourself as the strongest candidate for the role.
#2: Dress well.
Carefully consider your interview attire and how it presents you professionally or not. Find something that suits your personality and style, but make sure it showcases your professionalism, too. Make sure your clothing is ironed/wrinkle free, free of stains or pet hair, and avoid things that are too tight or too loose. Taking time on your appearance shows that you are interested in the job and care about details.
#3: Know the job description.
Study the job listing so you are prepared to answer any questions that come up about it. Make sure to point out any roles or responsibilities that you’ve had in the past that align with the role you’re interviewing for. Talk about your skills and education, too. Don’t be afraid to talk about real-life examples, as this gives the interviewer an opportunity to see how you have handled situations in the past.
#4: Follow up afterwards.
Once you finish your interview, consider sending a thank you e-mail or a handwritten thank you note to the interviewer. In the message, reiterate your interest in the role and express your gratitude for their time and the opportunity to interview with them. This extra step is something that could make you stand out from another candidate, simply because you took the time to do something above and beyond.
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