Do you sometimes feel like if it weren’t for bad luck, you’d have no luck at all? This month, where we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish, it’s time to turn that around. If you’ve had lousy luck interviewing, here are some suggestions and helpful tips to get luckier and nail your next interview.

Gearing Up For An Interview?

Do Your Homework

The best way to shine in your next interview is to be prepared. This involves a few aspects. First, look at the job description and compare it to your experience. The company will want to know how you fit into the role, so you’ll need positive examples. Next, review the company websites to understand what the company does, its core values, and the team.

Plan for Behavioral Questions

One of the most popular interview trends now is behavioral questions. These questions are designed to see how you think on your feet or how you would react in specific situations on the job. The best way to prepare is to think of stories from your career that convey your best qualities. Framing your answer as a story is a great way to engage the interviewer and get them interested.

Practice Responding

So you can know your talking points, but that doesn’t mean you won’t stumble over your words when you’re on the spot. This is where practice can help you perfect your interviewing style. Tell yourself the story of your experience every chance you get, so the experience becomes natural and second nature.

Make a Great Impression

Making a good first impression starts long before you arrive at your interview. Plan your professional wardrobe based on the dress code provided by the potential employer. For example, if they tell you to dress casually, follow their instructions because it may be a test to see how well you follow directions. However, always make sure you’re polished. Err on the side of more professional.

Follow Up

Always follow up after your interview. This is a chance to say thank you and to provide additional information. Inevitably, you’ll think of things you wish you had said in the interview. Within one day of your interview, send an email thanking them for their time, expressing your interest, and adding any details you forgot to mention.

Are You Ready For Your Interview?

Are you ready to turn your luck around? Call the team at ProStaff to find out more today.