6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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When it comes to approaching success, preparation is the name of the game. And in terms of job seeking, the best leg up you can have to be ready to command the room and skew the interview in your favor. Companies need talent just as much as candidates need jobs.

Get your job search game up by having a plan of approach and presentation for your next interview. Brazen Careerist offers the following tips for setting up an agenda for job interviews:

Know your interviewers.
Define your agenda for each interview.
Find out your interviewer’s agenda and adjust.
Remember the interviewer directs the meeting.
Know the cues for getting back on track.
Know when to wrap up and next steps.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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