No matter how qualified you are for a new job position, going in for an interview will always be a bit daunting. Worrying about saying the wrong thing or even wearing the wrong tie can distract you from coming off as a confident and potential employee. It’s important to prepare for interviews to show just how qualified you are. To nail your next interview, follow these tips:

Connect WIth the Interviewer

Although your resume is what got you the interview, finding a connection with the interviewer is what will get you the job. It’s important to know the interviews name prior to the interview. Call ahead of time to confirm their name and write it down to be sure to not forget it. This will help to develop a connection with them early on. During the interview, build a rapport with them and show that you will make a great fit in their workplace culture. Simply put, companies hire people that they like.

Research the Company

In order to stand out from other potential candidates, it’s important to do extensive research on the company prior to the interview. Show the interviewer that you have extensive knowledge of the company and why you’d be an excellent fit. Nearly every interviewer will ask, “What do you know about the company?” It’s important to have an answer ready for the interviewer. Even if the question isn’t asked, be sure to demonstrate your knowledge of the company. Before going to the interview be sure to know the company’s history, its mission statement, staff, values, and work culture.

Arrive Early

To be on time to an interview, you have to come early. Arriving five to ten minutes early makes a good impression and give you a chance to calm any nerves. To ensure you will arrive on time, factor in traffic conditions, whether you might need to use the restroom, and if you might get lost finding to interview location. It’s also important to prepare everything ahead of time. The night before, be sure to choose the outfit you are going to wear, print of copies of your resumes, and a pen and paper for note-taking.

Practice the Interview

Although you might not know the exact questions they will be asking you, you can still be prepared and practice. Look up common interview questions and formulate your answers. If your answers are prepared ahead of time, they will come across much stronger. Make sure to emphasize your skills and experience, but also keep your answers specific and concise. It’s also important to prepare your own questions for the interviewer. In order to approach the interview with confidence and ease, it’s important to prepare and practice.

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  • Fred Sines

    Owner at Sines Parks

    Maurice "Fred" Sines is a businessman who is currently living and working near London, England. Fred specializes in the real estate industry where he deals in luxury mobile homes, an industry he got into following in his father's footsteps. After purchasing his first park in 1997, Fred spent a few years building up his portfolio before opening up Sines Parks. Ever since he was a young boy, Fred has worked hard to hone his business skills. He's become an expert communicator and is extremely savvy when it comes to making major business decisions and running the day-to-day affairs of his parks. People who meet Fred are surprised to learn that he has limited formal education, as he dropped out of school at a young age. Since leave school, Fred has held a wide variety of jobs including window cleaner, milk man, paper boy, and then eventually a manager in his father’s nursery. Fred started at the bottom, but he has transformed himself and his business through his consistent practice, observation, research, and incredible dedication. Now Fred Sines has created some of the leading names of luxury mobile home parks in the UK. Fred's homes are catered to those over 50, who are looking for a peaceful retirement community. Each of his many parks offers residents something different, whether they be seaside views, trails through the woods, or convenient locations near historic attractions. He works with each resident to help customize their new home exactly how they want. Fred strives to create a safe and inclusive community for those who live in his parks. When Fred Sines isn't hard at work, he enjoys playing golf both in the UK and in exotic locations such as Dubai. He also enjoys driving cars from his luxury Rolls-Royce collection or riding his motorcycle. He is also a devoted husband and father.