Congratulations! You have landed that job interview! Now you have to prepare for the interview in order to leave a lasting, positive impression on the hiring manager so they will offer you the position.

Here are five ways you will impress your potential employer:


1.      Come Prepared

You are not expected to know everything about the financial institution when you arrive for the job interview, but you should be well versed in market niche of the financial institution so you can explain and show the hiring manager how you will benefit the company.

2.      Ask Questions

Asking well-researched questions during a job interview helps show your interest in the company, as well as how much you already know about the company. It can be a great way to gauge the culture of the company and what the day-to-day job would be like. Ask questions that show you are interested in benefiting the company. For instance, don’t just focus your questions on salary and benefits.

3.      Dress to Impress

You have heard the phrase, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” and that could not be more accurate for a job interview. Be sure to dress professionally for the job interview, no matter how casual or laid back the company is. Everyone knows people are able to dress down, but your potential employer wants to make sure you can be a professional — so dress like it.

4.      Come with Ideas

It’s always important to have a few ideas of how you would approach the job. This can help set you apart from other candidates and show the hiring manager you have thought about the position, how you would fit into the company, and how you would benefit the company as a whole.

5.      Give Specific Examples

During the interview, whether you are answering a question or responding to something the interviewer said, be sure to give specific examples of how you have handled a similar situation in a previous position. This will show you have the that someone in your position might require. If you have never been in a similar situation before, try to relate to it and give ideas for how you would handle the situation. If you can think on your feet and provide a specific example of how you have handled something similar, it will surely help impress the hiring manager

Contact us Today!

Midwest Financial Search is a financial services recruiting firm in the Twin Cities. We leverage our more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry to match banks and credit unions with candidates that suit each one another’s skills, personalities, and work styles.

If you are looking for a career in the banking or credit union industries, contact us today at 651-690-4050. We will use our connections to help you land that job interview, and then work with you to make sure you are completely prepared.