Your goal is an interview
Your resume and cover letter have gotten you in the door. Now is your chance to show the employer that you are the person for the job. Knock ‘em dead by keeping a few simple tips in mind.
The interview is where you show an employer how you will get their job done.
Your resume describes what you have done. Your cover letter has provided the introduction. Based on your resume and cover letter, you have been invited to interview with several companies. Now you can communicate your ability and skills directly to potential employers.
An interview is a two-way street.
You can gain insight on the position and evaluate the organization to which you have applied. Simultaneously, the employer has a chance to describe the open position and to evaluate your abilities in light of that job description. It is a chance for both parties to get to know each other and to determine if there is potential for a match.
Anyone can learn to interview effectively.
Most people find interviewing to be a daunting prospect. Just remember, the key to a successful interview is preparation and careful listening. Interviewing is a skill, not an art.