Preparing to “Nail” Your Next Job Interview

October 3, 2023
Posted by
Ernest "BJ" Beaver

Whether you are interviewing for your very first job, or a promotion with your current employer. It is always best practice to be prepared for your interview.


Did you know that the bureau of labor statistics estimates that an average of 118 candidates apply for every one open position?

Did you know that you only have 7 seconds to make a good 1st impression?

Did you know that 47% of recruiters consider poor verbal skills and lack of company research “deal breakers” as it relates to employment.

With those few facts in mind, it becomes clear that good preparation is required at every stage of the interview process.

Our pocket resume is designed to help you gather all the necessary details regarding your background in a simple, concise format.  It is a tool that pulls all your education, employment history and reference details into one place.  A completed pocket resume will ensure you have all the facts at your fingertips. Download a free copy of our pocket resume to begin your interview preparation.

Preparation starts with a completed pocket resume, but is also includes doing research on the company, research on the requirements of the job,  developing great examples of work you have done that demonstrate the skill sets needed in the desired job, dressing for success, eye contact, articulating why you are the best candidate for the job and many other steps.

One last tip surrounding your pursuit of your next role is to know that 92% of all recruiters are screening your social media accounts at some time during the recruiting process.  This is a fairly new component of the selection process… so be sure your social media feeds reflect the person you want them to see.

Be aware, be prepared and “nail” that next interview!

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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