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Successful Interviews (Step 1 of 10): Be Prepared

The first step to a successful interview is to be prepared! Remember you are selling a whole package, “Yourself.” In order to be successful, you need to know who you are, what skill sets are important, and why a company should hire you. Put together what we call a two-minute talk about yourself so it is fresh for the interview. You will want to relay this information to the interviewer smoothly and concisely.

Interview preparation is one of the most important aspects of a successful job search. Before each interview, KellyMitchell will provide you with coaching and detailed information on the company and the available position. However, you should also be prepared to:

  • Conduct your own research on the company. Utilize the internet, get the URL of the company and study them.

  • Think over your accomplishments, skills, and experience and how they will benefit the company. Write these down, make some notes, and know what you want to say.

  • Be able to explain your past career moves and why you are interested in making another change. Make sure your career-move explanations show foresight and planning.

  • Avoid making negative remarks about your previous job(s) or manager(s). This will only hurt your chances of getting hired. Don’t be bitter. Be professional.


Be prepared for your next interview and find a new opportunity here.

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