Posted on February 27, 2020 by Brandon Ruse .

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Dressing for success is extremely important and necessary to ace your next business intelligence interview. These quick tips will help you ensure you are completely ready to focus on what’s really important in your next interview and avoid simple grooming mistakes. 

In the age of automation, business information and intelligence, if utilized strategically, has the power to propel a business far above their competitors as well as exponentially boost brand awareness and profitability. This makes business intelligence roles extremely valuable to corporations. 

The BI and analytics industry is expected to soar to a value of $26.50 billion by the end of 2021. Moreover, companies that use BI analytics are five times more likely to make swifter, more informed decisions. In this second post of our  5 part mini blog series, we will show you how preparation will help you ace your next business intelligence interview. 

According to Forbes, “dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018.” How do your skills line up with these initiatives? Are you ready to succeed in your next business intelligence interview?

5 Simple Ways To Ace Your Next Business Intelligence Interview

1) The First 5 Minutes Matter Most!

2) Come Prepared – Know Exactly What the Role Demands

3) Dress for Success

Dressing for success is key in ensuring you ace your next Business Intelligence (BI) interview. According to Monster’s Recruiter Roundtable, “the night before the interview, lay out your wardrobe to make sure everything fits, is free of wrinkles and is current with today’s styles. Also take the time to polish your shoes.” This shows you’re professional and you really put thought into your appearance. Personal Hygiene Matters

Whether yourinterview is 30 minutes or two hours, you’ll need to ensure that you are not just looking the part but that your personal hygiene is your top priority. Bob Hancock, independent staffing consultant shares, “I wish more candidates would take a strong breath mint before their interviews. It may sound silly, but you would be surprised how distracting bad breath can be during an interview! Gum also works, but remember to discard your gum BEFORE the interview.”

5 Quick Tips for Dressing For Success

  1. Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying.
  2. You should avoid any heavy makeup and remove any jewelry that isn’t appropriate 
  3. Ensure that your choice of shoes reflects the level of seriousness you have for the position
  4. Avoid loud colors and flashy ties.
  5. Clothing should be neat, clean, and pressed.

Being stylish and dressed for success isn’t the only way to ace your next business intelligence interview. You also need to leverage human skills.  

Stay tuned for the next mini-blog in this series. We will be releasing a short blog twice a week to help you ace your next business intelligence interview! 

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