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When arriving to a job interview, this is your chance to impress your potential employer with not only what you can do, but with who you are. This is where you want to highlight the positive aspects of your character, work ethic and your personality. This is also your chance to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic about the job and the organization. Follow these tips to make sure you do a great job at your next interview.

  • Review questions that may be asked in a typical interview.
  • Prepare questions that you may like to ask the interviewer.
  • Make an appointment with a career advisor to practice interviewing.
  • First impressions can be lasting impressions, so it is important to dress appropriately for interviews, job fairs and networking events. Attire that is too revealing or sloppy will likely send a negative message to employers. Make sure your clothing is conservative, clean and well-fitted. Contact Career Services for more information about dressing for success and to visit Clark State’s Career Closet.

Negotiating Your Salary

Salary is based on four factors: geographic location, job responsibilities, industry condition and number of qualified candidates in the market.

Check out the following resources to determine the market value for your position.

  • Review job listings from job search sites.
  • Contact professional associations in your industry. Many conduct salary surveys annually.
  • Contact employment agencies or executive search firms.
  • Research business and trade journals such as National Business Employment Weekly.
  • Research salary study sites.
  • Review the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio Means Jobs and Ohio Labor Market Information.
  • The National Association of College and Employers also produces an annual salary study, which is kept on file in the Career Services Office.
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