Landing your dream job is the icing on the cake after the hard work you put into your job search! With experience and DMC Atlanta’s top interview tips to set you apart from the talent pool, you will start the career you’ve always wanted. Beyond a great resume is a chance to make yourself a top contender for the job with a strong interview.

Do Your Research

When you go into an interview, you don’t want to go in looking like you have egg on your face – do your research. Check out LinkedIn to see who you are interviewing with, then see if there are any nuggets of information you can use to connect with them throughout the interview. You’ll show them that you were interested enough to prepare and let your personality shine through as well. Additionally, you’ll want to research the position you are interviewing for and the team you might join. Knowing information about the team and your hiring manager will help you stand out from the rest of the interviewees. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice your answers to common questions ahead of time. Have a friend or family member quiz you, research top questions for your role, and see how you can perfect your answer without being too scripted. Showing the work you put into preparing for the interview through practicing a few answers will demonstrate the work you might put into the job if you are hired – so you can’t go wrong with a little practice!

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Always Be Prepared

Prepare for your interview ahead of time. There are a few things you can do beforehand that will help you have a smooth, stress-free morning on the day of your interview. Here are our top tips to prepare:

  1. Have a few copies of your resume printed out days before your meeting.
  2. Lay out your clothes the night before.
  3. Plan your commute (if in-person) to avoid traffic.
  4. Check your internet connection and understanding of Zoom (if virtual) to prevent hiccups.

Preparing for your big day will pay off, knowing you have nothing to worry about but stunning the hiring manager with your skills, character, and experience.

Interview The Company

One major aspect of the interview process is not only to let the company grill you on your experience and knowledge but for you to do the same for them. After all, you want to ensure this is the right job for you, too! Research some questions you could ask regarding your position and team, but also ask questions about benefits, overall team experience, and promotion paths. Your questions should be well thought out and give them a chance to show their best selves as a company as well.

Consider Your Top Business Traits & Use Them In Your Interview

When it comes to an interview, this is your chance to really show what you know. Consider your top business traits and how you can give examples of them throughout the interview. Are you creative yet impeccably organized? Show them! What about a leader who is not afraid to get their hands dirty and will do anything to help their team? Discuss it! We know that with a good interview, you’ll have the chance to show what you know and display your top business traits. 

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Follow Up 

Hiring managers stay busy interviewing top candidates and reviewing resumes, but a quick note to say, “Thanks for your time,” goes a long way. Follow up with the hiring manager that interviewed you within 24 hours to express your gratitude and interest in the position and company. To take things to the next level, include a personal anecdote of something you took away from the interview. 

With these interview tips to set you apart from the talent pool, you will stand out and be a top candidate for the job of your dreams. The DMC Atlanta team wishes you all the luck as you go through the hiring process, but we know that great things will come your way with these pieces of advice. If you have any additional interview tips to share, add them in the comments!

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