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Summer 2000 Vol. 44, Number 2

Employment interviewing: Seizing the opportunity and the job

Confident answers are an important part of a successful job interview. But there’s more you need to know about using the interview to clinch the job. Find out here.

Interviewing is the most stressful part of the job search for many people. But it doesn’t have to be. Interviews are an opportunity to show you are an enthusiastic worker who would do a job well. You can make the most of that opportunity by being prepared, presenting a professional demeanor, and describing your qualifications well.

There are many types of interviews: screening interviews, designed to whittle the applicant pool; longer second and third interviews, intended to help employers make final selections; and telephone and video conferencing interviews, arranged to capitalize on available technology. Although these interviews often have different purposes, they all require basic interviewing skills. Read on for advice about what to do before, during, and after a job interview.

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Last Updated: November 6, 2000