If you came away from that last interview with the wind knocked out of your sail, Senior Recruiter, Stevan Alevanja has a few tips that could make your next interview your last!

Be Specific. When asked a question, be prepared to provide concrete information about your specific skills and experience. For example, when asked about your familiarity with a specific software program, give an example of how you used that program in a previous position. Whenever possible, tie the question back to one of your skills, experience, and/or accomplishments.

Sell Your Strengths. What are your strengths? If you are very organized, detail oriented, and love working with numbers, be sure to refer to these traits when giving examples of your work.

Know Your Soft Skills. How do you handle challenging situations? Are you a good listener, a quick learner, and enjoy working with people? Clearly identifying your best traits beforehand will help you to articulate those during the interview.

The Bottom Line: The more specific you can be, the more the hiring manager will know how qualified you are and if you are a right fit for the organization. By doing your homework and being prepared, you could be one interview away from sailing into that perfect job!