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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?

Answered by Dean, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on October 10, 2017

Hi,
The best advice is do your homework on the company that you are interviewing with.  Learn as much as possible about their business, culture, as well as how your role will fit in to the organization.  Jot down questions that you want to ask them, remember that it shows a true interest and sense of worth if you are able to interview them as well!  Keep your responses positive.  You can always turn a negative experience into a positive one.  You would prefer to work with someone positive and so would the interviewer!
Get an idea of the dress code or even ask the recruiter or contact for the recommended attire for an interview.  It is always okay to step it up and be in business attire if they do not state otherwise. Make sure you know where you are going and allow extra time for delays, do not be late!
Good Luck!

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Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on October 10, 2017

Hello! This is a great question. I would always recommend researching the company and the position prior to the interview. Check out Glassdoor to see if they have any interview question samples. Be sure to practice "STAR" - Situation, Task, Action, and Result. Employers look for specific examples to the questions that they'll ask in an interview; focus on telling the whole story when providing examples. Be sure to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early and make time for unusual traffic. Be polite to everyone that you meet throughout the day and be sure to talk to all interviewers when responding to questions. Good luck!

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