They May Be Stressful, But Job Interviews are Crucial

Author: Paula Atwell

If you are looking for a job in today’s economy, you know that there are a lot of job applicants looking and a limited amount of jobs available. That is why it is so important to present yourself professionally when you fill out a job application, and interview for a job.

The interview is often the deciding factor for an employer who is looking for a new employee. Meeting a potential employee face to face and seeing if they will be a good fit for the organization is how many employers make a final decision. Employers want to see how you will interact with their staff and customers.

Employers are looking for people they want to represent their company to the public.

So while it is a good idea to be yourself, you want to be the you that would show up at the job every day, not the you that watches television and drinks a beer on Saturday afternoon. Take the interview seriously, answer questions fully, and ask intelligent questions.

Show the interviewer that you are interested in the job, but also in the company, and where the company is going. Employers want to hire people who will stay with the company. Training a new employee takes a lot of time and money, so they will not hire anyone who they do not think has potential staying power.

Let the interviewer know why you want to work at their company, what made you seek them out for an interview, and what you hope to gain. Just saying that you need money will not be good enough, because that is why all of us work for a living.

For more interviewing tips, visit 10 things you should NEVER say during a job interview.

Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of a small local gallery in Cleveland, Ohio -- Lake Erie Artists Gallery -- as well as a jewelry artist herself. Paula writes articles for Squidoo, Hubpages, and several other websites.

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