In the last two lessons, we talked about how to prepare and deliver narrative and expository presentations.
Now we'd like help you prepare for the most important oral presentation you may ever have to give – presenting yourself at a job interview.
In today's tight job market, there are usually dozens of candidates for any job. So even if you're the most qualified, you won't get the job unless the interview goes well. From the moment you walk in the door, your prospective employer will be checking you out on many different levels – everything from how you look to how well you express yourself. Projecting a positive, professional image can give you a tremendous competitive advantage over the other candidates.
Let's start with what you should do before the interview.