You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep insights beyond the typical “sit up straight!” and “dress to impress!” tips we hear too much. Below you’ll find the 12 best tips to help before, during and after your interview.

  1. Research Earning Calls, Quarterly Reports & Blog Posts
  2. Use Google Alerts
  3. Use Social Sweepster To Clean Your Facebook & Twitter
  4. Schedule for Tuesday at 10:30 AM
  5. Craft Your "Story Statement"
  6. Wear a Subtle Fashion Statement
  7. Prepare for The "What's Your Weakness?" Question
  8. Brainstorm 3 "PAR" Anecdotes
  9. Think Aloud on Analytical Questions
  10. Ask Questions That Kill Two Bird With One Stone
  11. Grow A Backbone & Ask This Final Question 
  12. Email a Personalized Thank You Note

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