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Prepare for an interview by researching the company, doing a test drive to the interview site, reviewing the qualifications and practicing with a friend. Anticipate common job interview questions with help from a professional resume writer and interview skills coach in this free video on job interviews.

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Abraham Lincoln said if I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I would spend six sharpening my ax. Hi, I'm Shannon Terry, I'm an interview skills coach and resume writer with Resume Confidence here to help you prepare for your job interview. The first tool, of course, is preparation. Research the company, use their website, use newspaper articles, network of course, friends, colleagues, neighbors, whoever might know something about both that company and the position. I want you to bring extra resumes so you can distribute them. You'd be surprised how many interviewers aren't ready for you when you get there and it saves them from having to search through their desk awkwardly to look for your resume. Do a test drive to the job site beforehand so you know what's the parking situation, how long does it take me to get there, things like that. And, I always want you to arrive early anyway because the best preparation, is not feeling rushed. Review the qualifications for the job before you get there and then plan how are you going to incorporate your skills and experience into what they're looking for. Make sure you're answering those questions for them. Last but not least, and most important practice, practice, practice, practice with a trusted friend, an interview coach, a trusted colleague. This will help you feel comfortable with the most common anticipated interview questions, so that when they throw you a curve ball or two, and they will, you don't lose the whole game. Hi, I'm Shannon Terry, an interview skills coach and resume writer helping you prepare for your interview.

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