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Streamline To A
Successful Interview

Hedy Holmes Insights to Have a Great Interview

Job seeker researching a new role for an interview


Prior to an interview, researching the company is a great way to be successful. Understand the company by knowing their mission, culture, and generally how they operate. Furthermore, it is important to take time to understand the role you are interviewing for. Figure out the skills and abilities that are understood to make you an ideal prospect. Doing your research allows you to tailor your qualifications strategically and shows your understanding of the company's needs. 

Job seeker dressing for success for an interview

Dress to Impress

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to interviewing for a job. Show up to the interview dressed to impress – opt for something professional that reflects the professional atmosphere of the company. Deciding on an outfit that is comfortable and inspires confidence in yourself.

Job seeker understanding why a job is important before an interview

Know Why the Job is Important

Knowing why the job is important to you is essential when applying for a position. It demonstrates to the employer that you have taken the time to understand the role and are truly dedicated to the job. When asked why you want the job, be prepared to explain in detail why you think it is important and how it fits with your career goals. Showing enthusiasm and knowledge of the job and its importance will leave a lasting impression on the employer and will help you stand out from the competition.

Job seeker performing a mock interview

Mock Interview

A great way to prepare for an interview is to go through a mock interview. This will help you develop the skills to answer questions about yourself related to your skills, abilities, and ambitions. Taking time to think about how you will answer each question will help decrease your stress and keep you confident in the interview.  Additionally, practice how you will present yourself to ensure you make a positive impression on your interviewer. By taking the time to practice for the interview, you can give yourself the best chance at success.

Job seeker engaged during an interview

Be Engaged

Being engaged in the interview is critical. Ask thoughtful questions to demonstrate your interest in the job and to get a better understanding of the position. Be prepared to explain why you would be the best fit for the position and bring a copy of your resume and portfolio to the interview. Show your ambition and enthusiasm for the role by going beyond the standard answers and questions. This will give you an edge when it comes to getting the job you want.

Job seeker following up after an interview


It is important to send a follow-up letter within the first 24 hours of an interview, as it reinforces your interest in the position. It is a great opportunity to express your appreciation for the hiring manager’s time and consideration. Make sure to include a few points that were discussed during the interview and what excites you about the opportunity. Following up with a letter shows the hiring manager that you are truly interested in the position and want to be considered for it.

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