career advice

JMJ is here to help you ace your next interview to land your dream job.

We understand that job interviews can be intimidating, overwhelming and sometimes a bit scary. At JMJ, we want to make sure you’re equipped with the necessary tools and information you need to WOW potential future employers.

1 - Research

Before the day of your interview, spend time online researching the company website, learning who they are and what they do, along with how you would be an asset to them. Before your interview, JMJ will provide you with an overall summary about the company and its product, as well as job title, pay rate, benefits, etc.

2 - Prepare Responses to Common Interview Questions

A good tool to remembering responses it to put them in story form that you can tell in your interview. You don’t need to memorize responses; you simply want to develop talking points that you can elaborate on further.

3 - Dress For Success

First impressions are lasting, so you want to present yourself in a professional manner. Plan out a wardrobe that fits the organization and have it prepared the night before. Keep accessories and jewelry to a minimum, and leave all food/beverages/gum outside.

4 - Be Punctual and Prepared

An interview is an appointment. The interviewer has taken time out of his/her schedule to meet with you, so plan to arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled interview time. If you arrive earlier, do not enter the interview area until 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Be sure to bring a pen/notepad with you for note taking, along with extra copies of your resume, and a portfolio/samples of your work if applicable. And don’t forget…turn your cell phone OFF!.

5 - Compile Follow-up Questions

At the end of the interview, the person conducting the interview will ask if you have any questions. It is a good idea to have prepared three to five insightful questions to ask relating to the business or position. Avoid questions about pay rate, vacation, etc.

6 - Stay on Track

It is very common to start rambling when feelings of nervousness set in, which is why it is a good idea to have prepared responses to common interview questions. Keep your responses short and to the point, but be sure to let your personality shine through your responses. Remember, you are there to sell yourself and your qualifications to the interviewer. Be authentic and positive, citing examples that showcase your accomplishments and qualifications whenever possible.

7 - Understand Your Weaknesses

“What are your weaknesses?” A very common interview question, which is why it is vital to know yours, so you can have a thought-out, prepared response. Think about what you struggle with and the steps you’ve taken to turn those struggles into strength.

8 - Sell Yourself

This is your opportunity to explain to the interviewer why you would be the perfect fit for this position. Imagine the interview is a sales call, you’re the salesman, and the product is your abilities to do the job. Sell yourself on why they should hire you!

1 - Research

Before the day of your interview, spend time online researching the company website, learning who they are and what they do, along with how you would be an asset to them. Before your interview, JMJ will provide you with an overall summary about the company and its product, as well as job title, pay rate, benefits, etc.

2 - Prepare Responses to Common Interview Questions

A good tool to remembering responses it to put them in story form that you can tell in your interview. You don’t need to memorize responses; you simply want to develop talking points that you can elaborate on further.

3 - Dress For Success

First impressions are lasting, so you want to present yourself in a professional manner. Plan out a wardrobe that fits the organization and have it prepared the night before. Keep accessories and jewelry to a minimum, and leave all food/beverages/gum outside.

4 - Be Punctual and Prepared

An interview is an appointment. The interviewer has taken time out of his/her schedule to meet with you, so plan to arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled interview time. If you arrive earlier, do not enter the interview area until 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Be sure to bring a pen/notepad with you for note taking, along with extra copies of your resume, and a portfolio/samples of your work if applicable. And don’t forget…turn your cell phone OFF!.

5 - Compile Follow-up Questions

At the end of the interview, the person conducting the interview will ask if you have any questions. It is a good idea to have prepared three to five insightful questions to ask relating to the business or position. Avoid questions about pay rate, vacation, etc.

6 - Stay on Track

It is very common to start rambling when feelings of nervousness set in, which is why it is a good idea to have prepared responses to common interview questions. Keep your responses short and to the point, but be sure to let your personality shine through your responses. Remember, you are there to sell yourself and your qualifications to the interviewer. Be authentic and positive, citing examples that showcase your accomplishments and qualifications whenever possible.

7 - Understand Your Weaknesses

“What are your weaknesses?” A very common interview question, which is why it is vital to know yours, so you can have a thought-out, prepared response. Think about what you struggle with and the steps you’ve taken to turn those struggles into strength.

8 - Sell Yourself

This is your opportunity to explain to the interviewer why you would be the perfect fit for this position. Imagine the interview is a sales call, you’re the salesman, and the product is your abilities to do the job. Sell yourself on why they should hire you!