INTERVIEW TIPS

Facing a job interview is never easy even if you have been through the process many times. It’s always a new and different experience as the company and the people who interview you constantly change, however what stays the same is the fact that you have to market yourself in a manner that will secure a job for yourself.

We have listed a few ways that will help you prepare for an interview:

Research

It is extremely important that you do as much research on the company that you have applied to since questions such as, “What do you know about our company?” will certainly come up. Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions. Remember that’s the only thing you should research, find out as much as possible about who is interviewing you through LinkedIn so that you are fully prepared.

Practice

The saying, ‘practice makes perfect’ relates perfectly to interviews. The most important thing you need to take into account with interviews is that if you are prepared, then you will do well. So go through typical job interview questions that you can find online and practice answering them with a friend or a family member.

Dress for Success

Make sure you pick out the best attire possible for your job interview. Your outfit should also relate to the company that you are being interviewed by. So, once again it is necessary to do thorough research on the company beforehand. Some companies expect all their employees to wear suits whereas others prefer a more casual look so be sure to know what type of company they are.

Get in Early

Forget getting to the interview on time; make sure you’re there 15 minutes before the time that they are expecting you. Remember not too early and definitely not later. 15 minutes is the perfect amount of time to impress the interviewers and it also gives you enough time to analyze the company’s culture from the inside which is something you can bring up during the interview process.

Stay Relaxed

Do not get nervous during an interview, employers need to see their potential candidates handle stressful situations in the right way and nothing is more stressful than an interview. So stay calm, do not ramble, fold your hands or even lean back your seat and make sure to answer the questions accurately. To make sure you do that, always listen to the question properly and take your time in answering them.

Follow up

24 hours after the interview is done follow up by sending the interviewer a thank you note through an email or even a short phone call. By doing this you are reiterating your interest in the position. Do not make multiple calls or send a large amount of emails to find out where you are in the process, as it can be frustrating to the person who interviewed you.

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