Interview Insights

Tips for job interviews.

Grace Smith, Staff Writer & Editor

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It can be stressful interviewing for a new job so to help with this tough process, here are some insightful tips to help land a job. 

Before going to an interview, make sure that you dress appropriately for the occasion. Try not to dress too casual, avoid denim, and wear neutral colors. Dress pants or slacks with a nice shirt are a good idea in order to look more professional. 

Doing some background research is also important because the employer may ask you if you know anything about the company, or if you have ever been there before. They may even ask what your favorite or least favorite part is about the company, so make sure you have a good answer ready in mind.

Chances are, the employer will ask you about any hobbies or activities that you do and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Include any skills or accomplishments that you have, such as being responsible, receiving an award, or receiving a title.

Be sure to include examples of times you have shown leadership skills. Mentioning any volunteer work is also a good idea. Make sure your examples provide some detail and are the best ones you could provide to the employer.

Hopefully these tips will help you be better prepared for any interviews that you will have in the future.