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A job search is filled with the unknown, including if and when you’ll be called for an interview. Ideally, you’ll have a week or at least a few days to get ready for the big day, but it doesn’t always work that way. Some employers need to hire fast, so it’s not unheard of to get a call for a same-day interview or one early the next morning.

Receiving an interview invite is exciting, but it’s only natural to feel stressed by a last-minute invitation. However, this is nothing you can’t handle. Follow these tips to be ready to shine at your interview with by following this 10-minute cheat sheet.

Review the Job Description

When you’re busy applying for jobs, it’s only natural for different opportunities to blend together a bit. Take a few minutes to review this specific posting, because the hiring manager or recruiter will not be amused if you don’t remember even the most basic details (like the position’s name). Brush up on the responsibilities associated with the job and required experience, paying close attention to any keywords used multiple times throughout the text.

Research the Company

Dedicate the next couple of minutes to brushing up on information about the company. Hop online and visit the organization’s website to learn more about its products and services. Gain insights on the company culture by skimming its ‘About Us’ page and taking a quick look at its social media profiles. This should help you get a sense of the personality type the hiring manager is looking to add to the team.

Prepare Responses to Popular Interview Questions

You’ve refreshed your memory on the job, the company and the culture, so use this information to formulate responses to common interview questions. Spend your last few minutes preparing for the big meeting by coming up with replies to questions like “Tell me about yourself” and “What are your biggest weaknesses?” You don’t know every question you’ll be asked during the interview, but you’ve now built a solid foundation of knowledge that will help you succeed.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, Wood Staffing is here to assist. We’ll help you find a great position with leading Michiana employers. Contact us today to get started!

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