You know that feeling when you are cruising along in your interview and you just feel like the stars are aligned and everything is going so well? It is an amazing feeling. And then you get a seemingly simple interview question, “Why are you the best candidate for this position?” and you freeze.
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Your body language can communicate more about you than your actual spoken words in making a first and lasting impression during an interview. The belief is that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of your voice, and only 7% is the actual words spoken.
You have leadership skills even if you don’t have manager, director, or supervisor in your title.
Whether you are a current student or a recent grad preparing to interview for an internship or a full-time professional position, there is one important element that tends to get overlooked.
“Why do you want to work here?” or “Why did you apply for this position?” These are common interview questions that you’ll want to put thought into before heading into your interview.
“Why should we hire YOU?” Before walking into any interview, I strongly recommend that you have the answer to this question rolling right off of your tongue. Why?
“Tell me a little about yourself?” This is one of the interview questions I recommend you have nailed before you walk into any interview. Why? Because you know you are going to get asked this and if you have a less than compelling answer, it can set the tone for your entire interview.
As SLIS Career Center Liaison, I was recently invited to share job search tips and other career advice on how to land your ideal library job during a recent webinar hosted by American Libraries.
Q: I did my best in the interview and I thought I had nailed it but I didn’t get the job. I even asked for feedback and they said I did extremely well. I don’t know what else to do.