INTERVIEW TIP # 1
Mary Sherwood Sevinsky,
MS, CCM, CDMS
• Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
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• You can never over prepare for an interview. Start by
knowing your own skills, work history, education and
industry in general.
• Whether you are looking to keep your job, grow in
your career, or find a new job it is important to take
your job and/or career seriously.
Is your job safe?
• Think you have nothing to worry about? Think again!
No one’s position is safe in today’s mercurial
• One of my friend’s husbands commented in person
once, “I wish I had something I was as passionate
about as you.”
• I thanked him rather than ask, you have a job too –
you aren’t passionate about that? About finding a
new one at least? Nothing?
• Always have a current resume ready to go with a
minimum of editing for a given job or employer. Be
familiar with the wording and be able to explain each
• What do you like and dislike about your current job?
Previous jobs? What did you accomplish at each?
What were your challenges?
• What are you looking for in your next job and how will
you benefit your next employer?
• Review articles and books about how to answer
interview questions in your field and in general. A
brief list follows this article.
• It may seem unnecessary, but it isn’t - write answers
you want to practice and edit them with a critical eye
to get started.
• Then practice with someone asking the questions as
an employer would. The phone will do for now. You
may need to do this more than once.
Practice makes perfect!
• Before the interview practice in person, if possible,
and dress as you will for your interview. Hire a
professional if possible.
• Typically it doesn’t cost too much and it is worth the
few dollars you will spend.
• If not, practice with someone whose opinion and
judgment you trust.
Be a know it all!
• By preparing, even over-preparing, you will gain a
feeling of mastery that can help you perform your
best in an interview by giving you a boost to your selfconfidence.
• Know the company, job, your resume and your career
goals inside and out and practice answering every
interview question that applies….Good Luck!
Resources for possible interview questions
Articles in my blog
Articles on CAREEREALISM
Articles on the Web
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• PS I also wanted to let you know about a new job search group
I just started on LinkedIn, it would be great to have you and
please share with your connections … If you are currently
employed you might want to “hide” this group on your Profile;
click here if you need help with that! Take care, Mary