No matter what your dream job is, the moves you make during the interview will determine your future. Here are some tips that can help.
Why are you really interested in this particular position?
You’re applying for this particular job, not a foot in the door. Instead of simply saying the company’s a great place to work, try to give specific reasons to why you think so. You can start like “Here are the three main reasons I’m interested in this position.” Instead saying “I’ve heard that Company A is a great place to work!”
How are your skills applicable to this particular position?
Often candidates rattle off what’s on their resume a checklist of job titles and skills. This doesn’t answer the question of why you’re applying. Instead, you should try to add what’s not on the resume, and how your skills could help the company.
Do you know enough about the company and position you’re applying for?
It’s not OK to just Google the company and pretend you’ve done your homework to learn about the position. Find out as much as you can not only about the company, but also about the position you’re applying for, the team you’ll be part of, and the hiring manager herself. That includes getting the hiring manager’s name right.
Have you put enough thought and effort into the position you’re applying for?