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We've run plenty of tips on good interview techniques in the past, so rather than repeat ourselves we'll point you right at them:
- The Main Reason Why You Suck At Interviews: Lack Of Preparation
- Master The “Why Hire Me” Story To Land A Job
- Research A Prospective Employer To Shine In The Interview Process
- Know What Questions To Ask During A Job Interview
- Ditch Resume Lies For More Successful Interviews
- Seemingly Harmless Job Interview Questions That Mean A Lot
- Anticipate Your Interviewer’s Next Question To Ace Your Job Interview
In the interstate context, there's some obvious areas to consider:
- In an unfamiliar city, allow yourself plenty of time to get to the interview site. If you can avoid it, don't fly in for an interview, hunt down the location and fly out on the same day -- that greatly increases the odds something will go wrong.
- You're bound to be asked why you want to move locations and if you're prepared to make the shift. Make sure you've got an answer prepared (and don't use "I'm so desperate for a job I'll move anywhere", even if that's the truth).
- Some employers will worry that a newly-transferred staff member might have trouble settling. Emphasise any family or personal ties you have to your new location.
- If you have a current job, answer honestly about any notice period: lying will get you into trouble in the long run.
If any readers have additional tips to pass on, we'd love to hear them in the comments. Good luck!