What to Do Before and After a Job Interview

 
 
 

The interview continues to be the essential make-or-break stage of any job hunt. At that point, you've already proven yourself on paper and now have to prove yourself in a face-to-face meeting. A great résumé is not enough: Employers are reluctant to hire candidates who appear uninformed or unprofessional during the interview—or seem to be a generally bad fit for the job and the organization. This means candidates must invest a good amount of time prepping for the interview in advance, and then initiate a number of smart action steps after it's completed. To provide some guidance, CareerBliss.com has come up with the following 11 before-and-after best practices for job interviews. They include everything from appropriate wardrobe to advance research to thank-you notes to well-focused follow-ups. And while the primary target of CareerBliss is new college graduates, the following advice translates quite well for any professional looking to land a new job. CareerBliss is an online company review and professional advice site that posts more than three million jobs and offers updates on industry salaries and  trends.

What to Do Before and After a Job Interview

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What to Do Before and After a Job Interview
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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