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Interviewing Tips:
1. Be prepared. Practice answering questions with friends and families. Make copies of your resumes the day before to carry to the interview.

2. Do not sound rehearsed.

3. Research the company you are interviewing with.

4. Dress professionally, ensure that your hair is looking neat; clean nails, outfit and shoes. Be aware of your personal hygiene, avoid strong smelling perfumes or colognes, if possible do not use the cologne or perfume. The interviewer may be allergic to particular smells.

5. Arrive on time, at least fifteen minutes before the interview. Please do not arrive an hour or thirty minutes before the interview. If you do get to the site extremely early you can remain in your car, and then start walking to the building around 23 minutes to the building.

6. Be courteous at all times, please smile and greet everyone you meet including the security guard.

7. Avoid general hot topics like religion and politics, stick to safe topics as the weather.

8. Give the interviewer specific job related examples when answering your interview questions.

9. Stay focused, keep your answers job related, no need to be discussing your personal matters with the interviewer.

10. Watch your tone, and speed of talking, especially as we all have different accents the interviewer may not be able to understand your accent, and vice versa. Hence speak slowly, and do not be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat the question please. Do not attempt to answer a question that you did not hear.

11. Follow up the interview with a Thank You note, so please collect a business card from the interviewer with their direct contact information.
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Eleven Most Popular Questions that Employers ask at Interviews
1. Tell me something about yourself.

2. What make you different from the other candidates?

3. Why should I hire you?

4. Why are you currently seeking employment?

5. What were your major responsibilities in your last job?

6. What will your past employers say about you?

7. Use at least three adjectives to describe yourself?

8. What are your strengths?

9. What are your weaknesses?

10. What income are you willing to accept for this job?

11. Where do you see yourself next one to five years?
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