10 Tips for Job Hunting and Interviewing

By Bay State College on December 10, 2020

Job hunting and interviewing can be a challenging process. To make a strong impression on employers, here are ten simple tips that can help you stand out from the crowd. 

  1. Include an e-portfolio or social profile links such as your LinkedIn to your resume.  
  2. Pursue industry-related certifications.  
  3. Personalize your application by addressing the hiring manager in your cover letter.  
  4. During interviews, use a friendly, upbeat voice and allow a short pause before taking your turn to speak.  
  5. Print out any reference materials.  
  6. Have a professional voicemail message.  
  7. Turn off all personal electronic devices.  
  8. Make your narrative clear and concise.  
  9. Prepare questions to ask. 
  10. Send a thank-you note and personalize it to each interviewer. Be sure to reiterate why you are the best candidate for the position.