What's the best way to prepare for a job interview?

February 7, 2017


When you applied for the position, you probably saw a job description that highlighted the major responsibilities and requirements of the position.  Spend time reading that job description to ensure that you fully understand all that the position entails.


The description will list requirements and also desired traits of the ideal candidate.  


Requirement = Candidate hired should must have this.  

Desired = Would be nice, but optional.  


If you lack a certain requirement, proactively develop an action plan on how you will make up for it.  For example, if the position requires CPR certification, learn the steps involved to get certified. Then during the interview, be quick to point out that while you don’t have the certification you would be able to obtain certification within a short time frame.


You can also focus on the Desired skills to share with the interview team how your skills and experience match with the traits of their ideal candidate.  


The goal of the interview is to determine if candidates can successfully perform job responsibilities. With an understanding of the job description, you will then be able to prove that you have the necessary skills and experiences to excel in the position.


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