The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: A Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities across the Nation

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Chapter 20
Preparing for the Interview

In general, the resume is the key that allows you to get your foot in the door: Your resume should get you the interview, and hopefully the interview will lead to a job offer. At that point the resume has done its job and can be put away in a drawer, right? Wrong—you should also use your resume during the interview. This chapter identifies how to use resumes as both interview preparation and motivation tools.


The Resume and the Interview

Never interview without a copy of your resume in your hand. The interviewer will refer to this document to inspire questions. You can use it to inspire answers as well as attitudes. Read the following statement aloud: “as you can see on my resume.” Listen to yourself saying these seven words. Do so with enthusiasm and confidence. This phrase is the verbal and strategic foundation for planning and maintaining interview communications.

Essential

Your resume is not just for the interviewer. It is a preparation and
implementation tool for you. To maximize your interview perfor-
mance, use your resume before the interview to identify and link
qualities and accomplishments to the job you are interviewing for.
Use the resume during your interview to guide the conversation and
ensure that key points are covered.

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