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3 Onsite Interview Tips

You did really well on your phone interview and you were called in for an on-site interview. As a recent graduate, I've gotten those butterflies in my stomach before meeting with hiring managers aka the people who can change your career path forever (seriously). These are my 3 on-site interview tips that work for me, so I hope these tips can help you out, too.

1) Use Examples

An on-site interview is a chance for you to highlight examples that weren't mentioned on your resume.

It's important to have examples because they can differentiate you from other candidates. An example is an experience and experiences shape the person you have become. Show (and tell) the interviewer that you have the experience and mindset to maximize your full potential at their company.

2) Ask Questions

This is a chance for you to interview the interviewer. You want to see if the company is a good fit for you as well. Often we forget that interviews are a two-way street. 

Ask the interviewer what they would change about the company. It gives you an opportunity to get an employers perspective. If you know the company's flaws, perhaps you can think of a solution.

Flaws are not a bad thing. It shows that there is room for improvement inside the company.  Interviewers wants individuals with a fresh pair of eyes to add new insight and their own opinion to enhance the company. 

3) Be confident

You were called in to an on-site interview because the company (or the recruiter) sees your potential. Hold your head high, make eye contact, and speak clearly.

Even if you don't get the job offer, at least you made it far into the process.  A job rejection doesn't mean you weren't good enough. It means you have room for growth.

Every interview you have builds on your interpersonal skills. The more interviews you have, the more practice you get in preparation for your dream job interview. Keep in mind that there is opportunity within failure. You win some, you lose some. Or in other words - you win some, you learn some.

Rebecca Fontanilla