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8 Important Reminders for Your Next Interview

The job interview is one of the most important (not to mention one of the most nerve-wracking) parts of the job search process, but everyone has to do it. The good news? Taking some time to prepare can ensure success when you walk into a potential employer’s office.

Even better news? We’ve scoured the web to bring you some awesome job interview reminders so that you can totally nail it on the big day.

  1. Reading a company’s mission statement won’t cut it anymore; look at earnings calls, quarterly reports, and blog posts, too. (Forbes)
  2. Your knowledge of a company won’t be the only thing that’s tested. Hiring managers will also be looking at your “cross-disciplinary self” to see what you’re made of. (99U)
  3. Another interviewing pro tip: Put some talcum powder on your hands so that your palms aren’t sweating when you go in for a handshake. (Undercover Recruiter)
  4. Job interviews are just as much about getting inside the head of your interviewer as they are about your interviewer testing you. (Business Insider)
  5. Be prepared to potentially answer some really weird interview questions. (Fast Company)
  6. Read about the big interview mistakes of others to know what you should avoid doing. (HubSpot)
  7. Make sure you have some idea of when an employer will follow up with you after a job interview. Haven’t received anything yet? You can follow up without being creepy. (Lifehacker)
  8. When you do land that offer? Jokingly ask for a one-million dollar salary. Doing so can actually increase your salary by 10%. (Fortune)

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