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Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies by Tyler Regas

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Chapter 12

Surviving the Interview

In This Chapter

  • Prepping yourself for the interview
  • Engaging with your interviewer
  • Wrapping up the interview with panache

In this chapter, I help you reader prepare for and survive the interview process and include helpful information from various industry sources, all of whom I know personally and will collect original content from.

The Big Day Has Arrived

Now you've gone and done it! You've gotten a job interview, and in person, no less. Good work, but your job isn't anywhere near complete. Getting an interview is one thing. Getting through the interview is another thing entirely. There are those of you who will have had experience with interviews, but most of you will not feel confident. Interviews, after all, are writhing pits of self-doubt and anguish over answering difficult questions the “right” way. Interviews are not an easy thing to get through, at least most of the time.

There are benefits to being nervous, however. For one, it keeps you alert. Nervousness also amps up your attention. At the same time, however, it can make you overthink everything, and, if your mind is racing, you won't be able to focus on your interviewer.

What to do when you wake up

Ah, the morning of your interview has arrived. With any hope, you went to bed early enough the night before to get a complete and restful sleep. You should be able to spring from bed and prepare for your big day. For the morning, just focus on making sure that you get everything taken ...

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