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9 Ways to Stand Out During a Job Interview

By Dennis McCafferty
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    9 Ways to Stand Out During a Job Interview

    9 Ways to Stand Out During a Job Interview

    At job interviews, you can stand out from the crowd by considering these nine recommendations, which point to the critical need to prepare in advance.

While Baseline has reported extensively that IT professionals are in high demand for available job openings, it would be inadvisable to walk into an interview assuming that "I've got this one in the bag!" Expressing assertive confidence is a good thing, but arrogance and cockiness are major turn-offs. Candidates also need to know that every corporate job posting attracts about 250 résumés, according to research. One-third of managers admit that they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they want to hire that person. The vast majority base such judgments on factors such as eye contact, posture, clothing choices and personality. But beyond these basic essentials, you can stand out from the crowd by considering the following nine recommendations from Glassdoor. Many convey the critical need to prepare in advance: No company is exactly like another one. Each comes with its own culture, values, industry challenges and mission. Fortunately, in the digital age, it's easier than ever to research companies ahead of time. In addition, you can take advantage of social media and other resources to learn more about the people who will interview you. These recommendations—along with other interview success drivers that can help you effectively engage with employers while conveying a compelling "you" story—should help you land the job.

This article was originally published on 2016-11-10
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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