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The Power of the Interview

Have you ever been asked to do an interview with a website, print publication, or any other type of media? If not, you should be prepared if and when the day finally comes. After all, turning down a request for an interview is never in your best interest; unless you have tons and tons of offers, of course.

Over the past five years or so I have probably been interviewed 100 times or so. As of late, this number seems to be adding up quickly thanks to my success as a freelance writer and author.

So what can an interview do for your career, you may ask? While this will differ based on your situation and who interviews you, there are some things that seem to be consistent with me.

First off, it always seems that one interview leads to another; this is especially true if you do a good job the first time around. Once people in your industry begin to become aware of who you are, you will quickly become a hot commodity. Sometimes you will get a few interview requests per week, and other times you will go through a cold period.

Of course, interviews can help to increase your success and hopefully your profits. After you complete a good interview, you are sure to get inquiries about your career, etc. And in many cases, you will benefit without having to do a thing. For example, my most recent interview by Create Business Growth has sent a bit of traffic to this blog. Of course, this is only going to pick up in the days to come. My hopes are that this leads to more RSS subscribers, regular readers, and maybe even some new work.

Anytime that somebody requests an interview, you should not have to think twice. Unless you have a very good reason for it, take the time to answer a few questions. This will benefit you in more ways than you ever imagined. You never know who may be reading about you! 

Related Link: Create Business Growth offers information on how to improve your online presence.

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