Hello everyone,

While attending college I decided to work full-time, at the smaller company that I am working for I have worked my way up to being our Director of sale and operations…… earlier this week I sent out my résumé to a couple of companies to see what is out there and now I am interviewing for a VP of business development position at a larger company this week. I’m a little overwhelmed to say the least, any advice or resources that would help me prepare it would be great!

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First off, congrats on working your way up while being a FT student! That takes some grit.

As for tips, I would say a few main things
1) Use the STAR method for behavioral questions. It is one of the best methods out there. Just remember to be to the point and not load your sentences full of unnecessary fluff. There is much value to be had in getting to the point! Also, focus on yourself and your role/impact in the story versus how the team affected the product/deliverable.

2) Do your due diligence on the companies you are interviewing at. Go into your interview knowing their structure, lines of service, locations, and details extremely well. Also, try to be knowledgeable on recent company and/or industry news. Talking about industry news in the interview will make you stand out as being well-read and informed.

3) Be confident! You have come this far - try to shake out the jitters in the days/weeks before by proper practice, research, and whatever keeps you calm and motivated. Go in with a confident mindset, and show the interviewers your best self.

Good luck!

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