Congratulations! You’ve scored an interview with a potential client, employee, company, etc. First was the application process, then the resume and showcasing your personality and skills, and now, the next step is to guarantee yourself a position by proving you’re the best candidate for the job.
When you’re walking into an interview, there are quite a few things you have to consider—from your outfit choice to your mindset, readiness to your ability to think under pressure—you must be prepared to handle whatever comes. It’s imperative that you not only appear confident and collected, but prove you’ve done research into the position, while not sounding rehearsed. Above all else, however, you want to sell yourself, your abilities, your experience, and your personality in a way that’s unique and relevant to you as an individual.
Here are a few tips for approaching the scenario with the perfect mix of eagerness, readiness, and personality you will need to secure the position.