Greensboro, NC -- In this week's career check, Joyce Richman tells you about preparing yourself for a job interview.
There are things you can do so you're ready to sit down across from a potential employer.
"Check your assumptions if you are telling yourself that you just can't do anything to prepare for an interview because there are lots of things you can do to prepare for an interview," said Richman.
"First of all, you can go online to check out the website where you are going to interview. That's got a lot of information there for you. Information that should spur questions you might have that you can ask on the interview. What's this research doing? Well, it's letting the interviewer know that you've done your homework, that you are self starting, that you're curious, that you go the extra step, the extra measure in everything that you do. You're sending that kind of a message. Now, what else can you do? You can practice for an interview. There are plenty of ways to get these interview questions. Once again, just go online and download them. That's where the interviewer is getting the questions for themselves. The more you practice, the more comfortable you are in your own skin. So when you get to the interview, you can really listen, ask great questions and you can be fully present. That's how you prepare," said Richman.
You can read Joyce Richman's career advice in Sunday's Triad career section of the News & Record.