What you can do to prepare for an important interview

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If you are a programmer or software developer looking for a fresh start in a vibrant, growing area, you definitely want to consider the many technology jobs in Houston.

If you are a programmer or software developer looking for a fresh start in a vibrant, growing area, you definitely want to consider the many technology jobs in Houston

Of course, so is everyone else.

Recent reports by the Houston Business Journal have found that the state of Texas continues to see rapid population growth. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the state will soon have 27 million residents. Many of these people are coming from out of state. In fact, Texas has been the most "inbound" state in the U.S. for nine years, according to the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report. The difference between inbound and outbound moves in 2013 came to 1,914 families.

This means that competition for the best jobs will be fierce, even though there are many openings. For that reason, candidates should consider the ways in which they will prepare for the big interviews.

An article on the blog The Jobz Guide offers some tips. 

"The important question here is what exactly is an interview?" the article writes. "It is essentially a one-to-one discussion with a person who is trying to gauge into your personality and professional competence."

It is not enough to prefect your resume to highlight your best attributes—though this is certainly an important aspect of the process. 

You must also make the connection between passion for a specific field and passion for the interview. Though it might sound strange to put it in those words, successful interviews are the key to having the job you want. Be passionate about them the way you would about anything you would want to excel at.

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