These 9 Tips Will Instantly Make You a Better Job Candidate

How do you make yourself stand out during an interview? Don't make the same mistakes other candidates make.

There are effective techniques that hiring managers notice during an interview that can improve your chances of getting hired.

Here are nine tips to instantly set yourself apart from everyone else, and show the hiring manager that you are the best candidate for the job, that have nothing to do with your resume.

I've never said no to a candidate who overdressed for the interview. You don't necessarily need to wear a full suit. Use your best judgment. Know what's expected of you in your line of work. When in doubt, wear something more formal rather than less formal.

Dress To Impress

A trick I always use in interviews is to carry a notebook. I rarely wrote in the notebook, but bringing it with me to the interview still conveyed a sense of professionalism and organization that impressed many hiring managers.

Carry a Notebook

Smiling during the interview will immediately give you the upper hand in a sea of average candidates. Make the interviewers believe that you want to be there.

Smile Often

If the job requires particular skills, confidently talk about your experience with those things. Discuss the most important elements of the job you're interviewing for.

Talk Requirements

Tailor your answers based on the company's mission. Very few candidates do this, and the ones that do instantly stand out.

Do Research

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