The job interview is the last and most crucial step towards your dream job. It is one of the most drawn-out and intimidating ways of making first impression. However, it’s also your opportunity to get on an employer’s good side, which can give you a distinct edge over even those applicants whose credentials are better than yours.
Do a research on the Companies profile and background
- Use the company’s website, their annual report, and newspaper/business magazine articles to gather as much information as possible about the company.
- Start by looking into their future goals and plans. Conducting the interview with this in mind will make you seem like a good long-term investment.
Practice your Interview skills with a Friend
- If you have a friend who is also preparing for an interview, consider preparing together. This will help you get comfortable with giving answers, telling anecdotes, and using appropriate terminology.
- Practice giving concise, complete answers and maintaining eye contact with the interviewer(s) while you give them.
- Make sure you aren’t speaking too slow or too fast and that your answers are stated with confidence.
Dress for Work and show your sign of professionalism on the day of the Interview
- When your coworkers and customers look at you, they should immediately feel comfortable working with you. So you should dress for the interview the way you would for the job itself.
- Make sure that your clothes are wrinkle-free. Avoid wearing perfume, after-shave, or scented lotion (but do wear deodorant).