Interview Advice from your Alamo Heights Apartments

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The new year is approaching, and for a lot of Alamo Heights apartments residents, that means it’s time to start looking for a new job. There’s something about the end of the year that makes people look for new beginnings.


If that sounds like you, check out this week’s blog. It’s filled with interview tips that you’ve probably never heard before. Also, please be sure to share this post with your friends and neighbors at your apartments in Alamo Heights!


Tip #1: It’s 2017 — Do your digital research


Can you imagine doing an interview 20 years ago? Try to think what life was like. If you wanted information on the company you were interviewing with, you would have had to rely on word of mouth, and that’s about it.


Now, every company in the world has a website that you can use to learn about the company. Plus, most companies have social media pages that will give you up-to-the-minute info about what the company's been up to. It’s up to you to take advantage of all this info. Think how memorable you’ll be if you can reference some current company initiatives that you read about on the company’s social media page.

Tip #2: Remember that the interview starts as soon as you apply to the job


Your interview process doesn’t begin when you shake hands with the interviewer. It starts when they start looking at your social media profiles in preparation for the interview. You need to make sure that your digital presence is just as squeaky clean as you are when you walk in for the in-person interview. Also, you need to treat all your email correspondence with the company as a part of your interview. Every little interaction counts.


Tip #3: Don’t sugarcoat your weaknesses


When interviewers ask you about your weaknesses, they aren’t asking you to lie to them. In fact, they’re looking to see if you’re self-aware enough to identify your own weaknesses. When you say things like, “I’m a perfectionist,” or, “I’m too hard on myself,” it shows the interviewer that you might not actually be aware of your own shortcomings. That’s not a good look. Instead, tell the interviewer about your real weaknesses, then tell them how you’re working on overcoming those weaknesses.


Tip #4: Find the moment to make yourself memorable


You can play it safe in interviews, but that’s no way to get the interviewer to remember you. You’re going to have to pick a time to say something that will stick with the interviewer. Whether that’s a tidbit about an interesting article you read recently or a unique aspect of your life that you share with the interviewer, make it memorable.


One way to do this is to listen for cues from the interviewer. You want to find a way to relate to the interviewer; to make a connection. If they reveal something about their personal life, try to latch on to that. If they reveal something about the goals of the company, try to match those up with your personal goals. It’s all about making a connection and being memorable.


Thanks for reading our interview blog, residents! We hope that you’re able to use some of these tips to dominate your next interview. Good luck!

As always, we’d like to thank our residents for coming back week after week to read the latest blog posts from Bungalow 09. This is our last post of 2017, but we’ll be back next year with more blogs! If you liked this post and want to read more like it, be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks. Until then, go ahead and follow Bungalow 09 on social media so you can stay up to date with the community of North Central apartments San Antonio residents choose for comfort and convenience.

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