Practice makes perfect, right? The most effective way to present your skill set, career goals and interests, and differentiators is to practice, practice and practice some more.
Top 3 Suggestions for Practicing for Interviews:
Master your Elevator Pitch. Almost every interviewer will ask something along the lines of “Tell me about yourself.” Practice a concise answer that clearly communicates your key skills, technical competencies, differentiators and interests. Pitches can also include a brief summary of your last position.
Prepare questions for the interviewer. You want to ask at least 2-3 questions that demonstrate you’ve done your homework on the position and role.
Do a mock interview. Especially if you haven’t interviewed recently, you want to experience as close to the real feeling of an interview experience as possible. Accomplish this by doing 30-60 minute mock interviews.