Chapter 4: Master Your Interview Skills


Congratulations, your resume, cover letter, and job search strategy worked! You’ve landed a job interview. You’re excited, and maybe even a little nervous, as you ask yourself, now what? How do I ensure I have the best possible chance of coming out ahead of my competitors?

This section will provide you with a thorough understanding of what you need to know at every stage of the interview process. We will explain the different types of interview formats and provide you with sample questions and answers that will be crucial in increasing your chances of securing your next job. Remember that the interview is a chance for the employer to learn more about you, your skills and experiences, but it is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the company and whether or not this opportunity will be a good match to your current goals and future career aspirations.

There are two major categories that employers are looking to evaluate in a candidate during an interview.

  • Qualifications: Do you have the required credentials, skills, and abilities in order to perform the job?
  • Personal and career fit: Do your personal qualities, attributes, and career goals match with what the company is seeking?


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