We’ve all been clueless about job interviews at some point in our lives. We’ve sat there in awkward silence trying to figure out how to answer the questions and sometimes, we ended up feeling like a failure afterwards.
So, to help you, we have created a quick guide on how to prepare yourself and possibly ace your next job interview:
5. Do Your Research.
Do your research on the company that you’re applying for and know what they do by heart – including how long they’ve been in business, their benefits and their pay scale. This will help you gauge if you really want to be working there in the first place.
TIP: It’s best to apply to companies that have been in business for at least 5 years to ensure career stability and a lower risk of getting laid off.
4. Create a Guide.
Make sure you know the responsibilities of the position that you’re applying for and then create a guide from there with one side stating the job requirements. Then, write down any keywords that will show them you why are best suited for the position.
3. Be Your Best Self.
Start by dressing appropriately, but also make sure that you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing. This is going to be a strong start since people tend to “judge the book by its cover”. Be on time, sit properly and avoid slouching, as well. Also, never fake your work experience because companies do have ways of finding out the truth in the end.
Lastly, smile and just relax. If you’re nervous, I assure you that the person who will be interviewing you will see that right away.
2. Prepare Yourself Without Sounding Rehearsed.
Companies tend to ask very common questions, so make sure you have an idea on how to answer them. Make sure you do not sound rehearsed though. It’s best to keep things natural.
For more tips on how to answer the most common interview questions out there, read our article here.
Tip: Don’t forget to bring a copy of your credentials and an extra copy of your resume, just in case.
1. Ask Questions.
Once you’ve reach the end of your interview, you will usually be asked if you have any questions. Asking questions is the key to showing that you’re really interested in working for their company, so make sure you ask a few.
Lastly, remember that the job interview is a way to getting the job you want and the job you are fit for.
It may take more than one try but, I assure you: believe in yourself and that in itself will take you places. 🙂