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Congratulations! You’ve scored a job interview. You have every right to celebrate, but if you want to secure the job, you also need to prepare. Here are four tips for preparing properly and nailing your interview.

One, research the company and familiarize yourself with the position. Be ready to demonstrate why you’re the perfect candidate. Remember: the interviewer is assessing whether you’ll provide value to the company in this specific role.

Two, study your resume. This might sound silly, but the interviewer is likely to ask you in-depth questions about the skills and experience you showcased on your resume—they’ll expect in-depth answers. Be ready to dive into your expertise.

Three, communicate confidence. You’ll probably feel nervous, but it’s important you at least come off as confident. Give a firm handshake, use direct eye contact, and keep your body language open throughout the interview. 

Four, be yourself. This interview is meant to help you decide if this is a good fit, too. So, instead of molding yourself into the candidate you think they’re looking for, be you—demonstrate why you’re awesome for this job.

Follow these four tips to nail your next job interview and secure the position. 

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is Senior Writer and Editor at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

Check out “Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book” written by AJ Centore and Taylor Bennett."

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