1.Always and carefully examine the job description for the job you’re applying for.
During your preparation for your interview there is a great way in showing you understand the job you’re applying for. You can use the employer’s posted job description as a guide. The job description is a list of the qualifications, qualities and background the employer is looking for in an ideal candidate. By showing your understand the job you’re going for, as if you already have that job role, you will come across to the interviewer as confident and involved.
2. Read up and research what the company does.
It is common in a job interviews where the person interviewing you will ask you a sneaky question, either at the start or at the end of the interview, what the company does. This could be a basic understanding or what it does exactly. You can find what the company does by going to their website and reading what they do. If you find it difficultly explaining you could think of other companies that do the same thing and use that as an example, be cautious you don’t offend your interviewer as they could be a competitor.
3. Practice your interview and body language
It’s important to make a positive and lasting impression during the interview process. You can do this by practicing a confident, strong speaking voice and friendly, open body language. You can conduct mock interviews to a friend or family member practicing what you would sound like during a job interview and what your body language looks like. The benefit of a mock interview and practicing is you can receive feedback on what you do well or what you could do better. You don’t get a second chance at first impressions!
4. Consider your answers to common questions
Whether it is your first interview or you have had several, common interview questions never change. Common interview questions that are usually asked are: Why do you want to work here?, What interests you about this role?, and What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?. There is no need to stress about these questions, if you plan your answers to these questions for an interview you can use them for another time and apply relevant parts.
5. Sell yourself!
Remember why you applied for the role; because you want the job! A couple of days before prepare yourself, make sure your nerves are under control and you have a suitable interview attire ready for the time of the interview. You want to look and feel your best. With a lot of confidence and an understanding of what you want, you can ace an interview stress free. Talk about yourself with a lot of assurance as if you’re selling a product, at the end of the day you want that job and it will prove to them that you do.
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