The day has come, you found an awesome job, applied and got a call from the employer (interviewer). Congrats! But your work has just begun. The job interview is probably an essential step that you will take in your job search journey. Even when you have encountered more interviews, interviews never seem to never seems to get any easier. Because with each job interview, you are meeting new people, selling yourself and your skills. When you have successfully mastered in make a professional resume, it’s time to understand how to succeed in a job interview. This can be a challenge, especially when you would love to get hired for the job.
Note: Best and effective idea is focus more on your ‘Communication Skills’. You should speak clearly and concisely about your skills.
If you want to ace your next job, here are the best
job interview tips for you.
1. Research the industry and company
2. Read the job description
3. Review common interview questions and prepare your responses
4. Make the most of the ‘Tell me about yourself’
5. Plan to arrive in advance
6. Take care to answer the question
7. Make a great first impression
8. Make your selling points clear
9. Practice the right body language
10. Don’t appear desperate, be positive.
1. Research the industry and company: Success of the job interview starts with your solid knowledge of the requirements of the job. you should understand the employer. The more research you conduct, the more you’ll understand how to answer for interview questions. Your research sources are: organization website, other publication materials, search engines and ask questions about the company in your network.
2. Read job description: To know the job description is an important before you encounter your interview. Most job description follow(s)? the same pattern.
Responsibilities (Duties) and tasks
Job title will give you understanding of the major purpose of the position in the organisation. Read job description thoroughly to be sure to align your competencies with your skills required for the job.
3. Review common interview questions and prepare your responses: The most important part of preparing for an interview is practicing how to answer confidently the interview questions you might be asked on the day.
Can you tell me about yourself?
Why do you want this job?
Why should I hire you?
What your strengths and weaknesses?
Why are you leaving your current job?
What is your salary requirement?
4. Make the most of the ‘Tell me about yourself’: This question seems very simple, but too many people fail to answer it. Better (to)? concise all your academic and professional achievements. This exercise will help you face the damn sure question confidently.
5. Plan to arrive in advance: Most people neglect this one. No one excuses you for arriving late to an interview. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your schedule interview time to complete additional paper work and relax yourself. Arriving early is a chance to observe the dynamic work atmosphere.
6. Take care to answer the question: Be conscious about what you’re going to answer. When interviewer asks some questions for example of a time about your past work, it is a behavioral question. Which is designed to know your past behavior. If you fail to give a specific example, you will not only falter in answering the question, but also you missed a great opportunity to prove yourself.
7. Make a great first impression: Interviewers make up their minds about the candidates in the first five minutes of the interview, and rest of the time the interviewer is looking for things to confirm his decision. So, all you can do this in these 5 minutes. Come in with energy and enthusiasm.
8. Make your selling points clear: Imagine if a tree falls and no one is there to hear it, doesn’t it make any sound? Obviously, the answer is ’Yes’. The same thing here also, if you communicate your selling points and interviewer does not get it, did you score? The solution for this is tell the interviewer what your selling point is first, then give your best examples.
9. Practice the right body language: Dress appropriately, make confident eye contact, give a firm handshake and speak clearly. Your body language plays a significant role on how you’re perceived. And you should be aware of it from the movement when you step-in the interview room till the time you come out.
10. Don’t appear desperate, be positive: During interview try to be calm and relaxed. Be well-mannered with any staff you meet in the organisation. Avoid talking about any personal problems during interview. Being positive makes you feel more confident.