Day 23: Practice

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Some may say practicing for an interview is definitely not necessary or something to avoid as you will become too scripted. While it is true that anything can be overdone, practice is always good for an interview in moderation.

 

Anticipate certain questions interviewers will ask. They should ask predominantly skill based questions or behavioral questions to help further understand what skills you bring to the job and how you interact with others. In order to harness your focus on certain questions, look at the job description very closely. You can generally guess what types of questions or topics will be asked in your interview from looking at the job requirements. This isn’t a concrete rule by any means, but it’s a good baseline to follow. If the job calls for experience with Google Analytics specifically, be prepared to note times when you used Google Analytics and examples of your proficiency.

 

Behavioral questions help assess a candidate’s personality and management skills to determine if the candidate would be a good fit. You should have some general idea of what you are going to mention when someone asks, “Tell me about yourself” or “Why do you want this job?” Again, don’t memorize a script; rather, have a few points you’d like to mention and elaborate with the details during the interview. Preparing what points you will raise in your interview is a great strategy. It just shouldn’t sound like you are reciting a script. 

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