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• Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Interviewing can be very challenging when the anxiety level is high, don’t let your fears get in the way ! Here are 10 tips to consider when preparing for an interview:

1) Get the details

Make sure you have the date and time correct. Know your interviewer’s name and title before the interview.

2) Job Description

Make sure you have a copy of the job description you’re interviewing for.

3) Research Company

Research the company’s recent news, its market, and competitors. You can use this information to present your knowledge and also to develop questions to ask during the interview.

4) Product Line

Know the company’s product line, and especially the ones related to the position you’re interviewing for.

5) Sleep

Make sure you have enough sleep the night before the interview. You don’t want to look tired and you sure don’t want your brain to be tired during the interview!

6) Think

If you don’t know the answer to a question, it’s okay to pause and think for a moment. Afterall, you didn’t have a copy of the questions. Thinking before answering is better than making up answers of stalling to come up with an answer.

7) Confidence

During the interview, remain confident. You don’t want to sound too desperate or portray low self-esteem. If you don’t believe that you can do the job, how would you be able to convince them that you are the person they need to hire for this job?

8) Ask Questions

Don’t go without asking questions. You should prepare about 5 questions (approximately 15 minutes discussion) to ask the interviewer. Make sure these questions are relevant to the job you’re interviewing for.

9) Closing line

At the end of the interview, make sure you reiterate your interest in moving forward and ask for future steps.

10) Thank You

Prepare a Thank You letter and send it to the interviewer, no later than 48 hours after the completion of the interview.

There are sure other tips that can be added to the list! Tell us what works for you and what you find most challenging!

If you have an upcoming interview and need help preparing for it, we can help!

Good luck!

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    Steve Dill 

    These are valuable interviewing tips for sure. If you are a medical sales representative, and are going to interview soon for a job in medical sales, a must-read is a series of articles concerning strategies to ace a behavorial interview for a medical device sales postion. You will not want to miss these valuable tips! Visit our blog at http://www.gorillamedicalsales.com/blog

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