A young woman holding her resume speaking to two businessman at an interview.

7 Proven Tips For Nailing Your Next Job Interview

We recently shared some preparation tips to help you get ready in the days leading up to your next job interview. (If you haven’t read the full blog, check that one out here first.) In this article, we’ll focus on the big day. 

Walking into a conference room or coffee shop, or even logging into a Zoom room can be nerve-wracking when your potential dream job is on the line. The interview process is your time to shine and the last hurdle to clear before you cross the finish line — which is hopefully where your future employer will be waiting with an offer letter. 

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So, You Got the Job Interview? Here’s How to Prepare

Whether you’re looking for your first big job out of college or are considering a career change, it’s important to be prepared for what can sometimes be a grueling hiring process. 

The first step is attracting the attention of your ideal employers, which can be accomplished with a great résumé, some solid networking, and a little persistence. (Remember, not every company you apply to will call you in for an interview, so you’ll want to bring your A-game for those that do.)

Once you’ve done the legwork and secured an interview, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible to make a great impression. You’ll have at least one (usually multiple) interviews with each company interested in you.

The best way to confidently sell a potential employer on your value is with thorough preparation. The more prepared you are the more confident you’ll be. This can also help alleviate some of the anxiety that can come with the interview process.

Is a Career Change Right For You?

Thinking about a career change? You’re not alone. More than 20 million people quit their jobs in the second half of 2021, during what is now being called “the great resignation.”

Whether you’re just daydreaming about making a change or have had one forced upon you through layoffs or downsizing, now is as good a time as any to be really thoughtful about what you want to do next.

As TED Speaker and career expert Michelle Enjoli said, “2022 is shaping up to be a great year for a career change due to the large range of options that now exist to educate yourself in a new area, network globally with others, rebrand yourself, and position yourself as a subject matter expert.”

Career Transitions with Nicole Klemp

Thinking about making a career transition? We’re learning all about that this week with Nicole Klemp! In this episode of Business Edge, Nicole and Chrissy discuss transitioning in and out of the for-profit and nonprofit world, as well as the lessons they’ve learned throughout these career transitions.

Nicole Klemp is a freelance writer and content marketing consultant with experience in B2B SaaS, technology consulting, nonprofit, and financial services industries. She helps her clients tell their stories with creative copy, compelling content, and sound strategy.