- What are the most impressive tips for your next job interview?
- What are the tips that get you the job?
Here you go –
Days before an interview
- The company – Learn about the company and its objectives – you must be informed about the firm, no matter what type of firm it is. Doing your homework about the company means – finding out when they started, the top executives, financial numbers, their competition and what makes them stand out. Know the products or services of that company inside out, strength and weaknesses. Know the key people in that company. Research if you know anyone that works in that company
- You – Be prepared to answer questions about yourself, your background and your resume.
- Why you? Make notes on how your experience and capabilities will relate to and benefit the organization. Re-assess your skills and accomplishments. Research if your expertise can shore a weakness in that company.
- The position – Do your homework about the job, and the most likely questions.
- Resume – Know your resume inside out, Make sure that your resume is up to date. Make sure that you know all the dates on your resume properly
- Q/A – Prepare a short list of questions they’ll likely ask and your answers. Be ready to answer difficult questions like: Why should we hire you? Why do you think you are a good fit? Why you want to be hired in this company? What is your greatest weakness? What is your biggest strength?
- The Interviewer – Learn about the interviewers and who you’ll work for
- Your Questions – Make a short list of intelligent questions to ask them. Questions that you pose will hopefully create more of a dialogue and impress the interviewer!
The night before the interview
- Choose what you will wear
- Get a good night’s sleep
On the day of the interview
- Go for a run to feel physically great
- Get showered, shaved, etc.
- Eat a good breakfast
- Sing some songs to feel exuberant and happy
- Dressing: Dress professionally in a suit not in black. Easy on the makeup and jewelry. Easy on the perfume.
- Get suited up – pressed, polished and all that jazz
- Be evidently and genuinely confident and ready to get busy!
- Good Feeling – Feel fantastic, and enthusiastic about the meeting
- Get to your interview early even if you have to sit in your car or stand outside
- Be on time in the building – Be early but not too early. Arrive in good time. Employers don’t always know where to put you. 15 minutes early is fine. A half hour is pushing it. Always walk in five minutes early with a smile and treat the person at the front desk with the utmost respect. Never under estimate the power and opinion of the gatekeeper
- Arrive smelling good – no smoking tobacco on the way there.
During the Interview
- Relax….and SMILE 🙂 Have a smile on your face always.
- When sitting – sit straight up and look excited about the opportunity. Make sure you will sit straight not on the edge of the chair or not sulking in it.
- Be yourself – If you’re the right person for the job, you’ll be the one to get the job. If you’re not you won’t.
- Be Confident – Have confidence in your abilities and what you know and do. Will it be the right abilities and background for this particular job? You won’t know until you go on the interview and find out more about the job, the company, and the people who work there.
- Introduction – Smile and introduce yourself clearly – Present yourself with good manner. Speak in a clear voice that can be heard.
- Ask for the job – being passionate to get the job. Relate at least half of your answers to vision, and not job descriptions or skills. Vision is what employers look for….
- Be Curious – Curious about the job and the person interviewing you (ask good questions)
- Be Considerate of the Time.
- Mind the Timing – Don’t interrupt, but do participate in a dialogue.
- Be tactful and professional – Don’t try any humor or jokes
- Answering questions concisely – Don’t answer questions with a vague or lengthy reply. If you need few more seconds to think about a question ask the interviewer to repeat the question.
- Answering behavioral Questions – Use the STAR approach to prepare answers (Situation, Tasks, Actions and Result – Google it). This always gives you an edge and confidence.
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