Nailing your dream job may seem light years away. Even after you've got the knowledge, experience and drive to succeed, you can still find rising above the pack to be difficult. With so much competition for the best jobs and so many well-qualified business professionals, the whole process of searching and finding the right career for you can be intimidating. Unless, of course, you know a few exceptional tips that really put the icing on the cake.
Tardiness is a habit that recruiters and human resources professionals detest. Busy days, back-to-back appointments and just minutes in between cause a recruiter's time to be stretched thin already. If you truly want the job, make sure to show up a few minutes early as to to not inconvenience the person who may hire you.
Dress to Impress
It's many times been said that you should "dress for the job you want, not for the job you have." Showing up to an interview in professional, unwrinkled clothing demonstrates you are ready to represent at company meetings and events. Make sure you use your Jiffy Steamer the night before an interview to make sure every inch of your clothing is as ready as you are.
Research the Company
Interacting with a hiring manager about company details and specifics is important in any interview. This shows you know how to do your homework and willing to take that extra step to dig in deep. It will be even more impressive if you have a few in-depth questions to ask and discuss.
Speak with Confidence
While it's natural to be nervous during an interview for your dream job, it is important to relax and speak confidently. A calm, cool demeanor and truthful, knowledgeable responses go a long way. A recruiter or human resources manager will grasp your ability to manage under pressure if you remain in control.
Send a Thank You
Recruiters and human resource managers meet and interview multiple people daily, weekly and monthly. In a larger company, it's especially important to send a follow-up email offering thanks for your interviewers time. Because your resume could easily get lost in the shuffle, make sure to send a quick message.
Now that you know these tips, it's time to put them to work! Find your dream job. Nail that interview. Celebrate with your friends and family.