Another well written article by Career Sherpa!
In order to be successful during a job interview, it is necessary to prepare ahead of time. You would prepare for an interview in the same way as you prepare for a camping trip. Pack what you need (extra resumes, a portfolio if you’ve created one, notes on strengths you definitely want to mention, etc).
When I have prepared for interviews in the past, I simply spent time researching the company, thinking seriously about my skills and how I can demonstrate a match to the requirements of the position. I spent some time preparing as soon as I knew I had landed the interview, another hour the night before and a quick brush up of my notes right before the interview. Do give some thought as to what works for you, and either increase your efforts or not, based on your individual need. You must feel as prepared as you can in order to exude confidence when the time comes.
Part of preparing is thinking of stories that you can tell for the behavioral or situational questions that are almost always asked these days. I always recommend that you choose at least three stories. A story that proves that you get along with others, a story that demonstrates your problem solving ability and a story that proves your excellent communication skills.
I will be out of town a couple of days this week which leaves little time for planning or writing a post, therefore I will be sharing an article instead. It is important to put yourself in the shoes of the recruiter when you are in the midst of a job search. This article will help you do that.