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Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?

Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?

Doug Hardy | Monster Staff Writer

















Think of Some Stories

Write down and memorize three achievement stories. Tell about times you’ve really felt proud of an achievement at work or school. These stories demonstrate all those hard-to-measure qualities like judgment, initiative, teamwork or leadership. Wherever possible, quantify what you’ve done, e.g., “increased sales by 20 percent,” “cut customer call waiting time in half,” “streamlined delivery so that most customers had their job done in two days.”

By the way, nonwork achievement stories are good too; if you volunteer for the local food pantry, write down a time you overcame a big challenge or a crisis there.

Achievement stories make you memorable, which is what you want, developing these stories into compelling sales points.

Take the time you need — at least three hours on this task.

Pick Your Outfit, and Go to Bed Early

Lay out your interview outfit the night before, get a good night’s rest, and always get an early start. The last thing you want is to arrive at the interview flustered and panicked because you couldn’t find a parking spot.

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