The Job Interview 
Strategies That Get You Hired

Job interview strategies that focus only on the interview itself will not get you hired.



You must use strategies that cover the entire process. These activities can be divided into three phases:

  1. actions you should take before the interview;
  2. actions you should take during the interview; and
  3. actions you should take after the interview.

"One important key to success is self-confidence. 
An important key to self-confidence is preparation." 
(Arthur Ashe)

Preparation is the vital ingredient of all three phases of the interview process. Because you are looking for information about interviews on the Internet, you are already engaged in the major element of preparation: RESEARCH. You are taking steps that most job seekers don't know about or don't bother with. You are already on the path to success. Congratulations!

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four 
sharpening the axe."
(Abraham Lincoln)

Abe knew what he was talking about; he knew the value of preparation. So spend some time at this site "sharpening your axe." When you walk into your next interview, you'll be very glad you did!

According to the State of New York Department of Labor web site, you need to, "Assess your interviewing skills.

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses? Work on correcting your weaknesses, such as speaking rapidly, talking too loudly or softly and nervous habits such as shaking hands or inappropriate facial expressions.
  • Learn the questions that are commonly asked and prepare answers to them. Career centers and libraries often have books which include interview questions. Practice giving answers which are brief but thorough.
  • Decide what questions you would like to ask and practice politely interjecting them at different points in the interview."


These are great ideas worth adding to your job interview strategy. (Source: http://www.labor.ny.gov/careerservices/findajob/intview.shtm)

Just click on the following links for specific strategies that will help you land your dream job!

Pre Interview Strategies 

During Job Interviews 

Post Interview Strategies 



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Additional Job Interview Q&A Info

For even more information about job interview questions and how to answer them, consider the "Job Interview Success System."

One of the 5 key components of this system is a 31-page report entitled "How to Give Job-Winning Answers to Interview Questions." In addition to giving more tips and strategies on general answering techniques, it lists 45 of the easiest, toughest, silliest and most common job interview questions as well as how to respond to them.

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