Your Secret Interview Weapon…

April 3, 2014

Career Advice

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So what is it? What is it? The daily news.

Not what you expected? Well, if you’re not up on the latest industry trends, you could really flub up an interview question. Not to mention the fact that you could look inexperienced or unqualified. But if you know exactly what’s going on in your industry, you’ll stand out among the rest and prove that you’re truly passionate about this position — and about your field. Why wouldn’t you want to impress your interviewer? Exactly.

We loved this recent post by SimplyHired that outlined how to incorporate industry trends and timely topics casually into your interview. Think about it: you always need to start an interview with a bit of small talk — how great would it be to bring up something that’s actually relevant to this position or this company? Industry trends could also have affected your career trajectory, whether it helped you grow in your last position or it was the force that pushed you into looking for a new opportunity.

It’s one thing to say you’ll keep up with the news, but it’s another thing to do it. Keeping up with the latest trends can be a full-time job. But thanks to some cool websites and apps, you can create focused streams of content that are more digestible and customizable to your wants and needs. Simply Hired also broke down a few sites like and Topsy that will make your busy life a lot easier when it comes to interview prep.

Read the full article here.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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