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Interviewing 101

By Gage Bauer / Economy / October 26, 2018

Editor’s note: So we’ve told you about the Greater Grads Career Fair and now you are ready to find a job in OKC. Interviewing for jobs is probably the most stressful part of the process. Greater OKC Chamber Marketing Intern Gage came up with some great tips he has picked up in the job search.

It’s a good idea to update your resume and know it top to bottom. For example, I was interviewing for internships over the summer and my resume had a couple skills that I hadn’t removed because I was no longer skilled in them. This meant I was quite embarrassed when I was asked about the skills; thankfully it worked out well.

Make sure to practice! This might be the most important piece of advice I can give. Make sure to practice so you feel comfortable. Practice the interview. Ask your mom, dad, professor, sibling or significant other to sit down with you and ask you questions. Look up the most asked questions in interviews on the internet, come up with answers and keep practicing them. Do the same thing with greetings as well. Practice meeting someone new for the first time, shaking their hand, introducing yourself and making small talk.

Finally, it’s best to come up with a plan. You should find anywhere from five to ten companies you are very intrigued with and think are a good fit, and then research those companies in-depth. Have an awareness of what they are doing, what they have done and what they are planning to do. It will make conversation much easier, show companies you care and set yourself apart from everyone else.

That should be all the major points you need to know, and this advice has served me well as I have looked for jobs and internships. I wish the best of luck to all of you moving forward. 

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