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Job Interview Tips for Teenagers

Job Interview Tips for Teenagers

If you are a teenager who is looking for a job, you may become nervous when you think of going through the process of job interview. No matter you have been through some job interviews in the past or this is the first interview experience for you, you should get prepared so that you can make yourself stand out from the others.

1. Dress properly.

As a teenager, you might want to act differently from the world of adult, however a job interview is place where you should try your best to blend with the adult world. It is not necessary for a teen to wear a suit with tie, but at least you should avoid items such as ripped shirts, shirts with logos or writings, T-shirts, jeans, short skirts or wild hairstyle. Teen boys are recommended to wear a pair of dress shirt and dress pant while girls should wear dress skirts or pants with a nice blouse.

2. Arrive on time.

You should never be late for a job interview because your potential employers are looking for those who are able to count on to arrive on time to work. When you are leaving for the interview, you should allocate sometime to accommodate traffic. You need to arrive at the interview at least 10 to 20 minutes earlier than the appointment time so that your potential employers know you are a punctual person who is eager to join the interview.

3. Get ready to answer questions and ask your own.

During your interview, you will be asked with some questions, so you need to prepare by thinking which questions are most likely to be asked and practice how to answer them. If you are asked a question which you didn’t expect, don’t blurt out an answer, instead, give yourself a short pause to think about it, which is acceptable for the interviewers. Some frequently asked questions include what are your strengths and weakness, why you want to work for this company, can you describe your personality, what makes you think you are a better candidate for the job than others, etc. Normally after you finish the majority of the interview, you will have the opportunity to ask you own questions. You should ask questions putting with your thoughts so that the employer can understand you really want the job. You may ask questions like what is the most important thing you are looking for an employee, will I be trained by you or another employee, is there anything else you want to know about me, etc. When you finish the interview, thank all the interviewers for their time with you.

4. Thank-you note and the follow-up.

If the interviewer open a door for your employment, send a thank-you note after the interview to help you land the job. The thank-you note should not be lengthy, instead, simply thank again the interviewer who gave you the chance and let them know you are very interested in the job position and is looking forward to hearing from them.

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