How to prepare for a Job Interview
Finally, got the call from the company you have been waiting for? Feeling a bit nervous because this interview is make or break for you? Scrolling through the internet and reading up 100 articles on how to prepare and nail the said interview? Well, relax because you are in the right place. We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need. Take a deep breath and let all your pre-interview worries go. Ready?
The company is already intrigued by your job application, which is why they have called you for the interview. So you are on the right track. The main purpose behind a Face-to-Face interview is to gauge your personality and learn about you in detail, from your previous work experiences, what goals you have for your career, your strengths, what drives you to do your job, etc.
Now is the time when you engage them beyond your CV. A lot of factors you need to keep in mind here, but we’re not here to overwhelm you okay? We have categorically broken down all the key elements for you to note down and make sure you bag that opportunity!
Let’s dive right into it?
Dress to Impress:
It is always said that you dress for the job you want. First impressions are important and dressing appropriately makes you come off as a person who chooses to be presentable at all times.
Learn your role:
A lot of people overlook this important step but do not ever make that mistake. If you have been provided with a Job Description, make sure you have read it word-by-word. The Job Description can give you an idea about how the company describes themselves, what are the requirements and duties they expect and have for a potential candidate. There is often a Paragraph that covers ‘Nice to have’ skills that you will benefit from if you look into it as that will gain all the brownie points you perhaps may need to get the job.
Who are YOU?
Writing down your skills is one thing and sharing all the accomplishments that prove that skill set is entirely a different matter. Think of it as a success storytelling where you share your accomplishments by sharing examples of situations where you may have used a particular skill. Organizations love people who not only KNOW what they do but also are able to explain their work without any qualms.
Do your homework
We know what you’re going to think. Homework? Really? Yes, really. Let the company know that you are interested in the role and damn well serious about it by doing your research about what the company is by going through their website, and understanding the industry and motto of the organization. This also gives you an idea of what you may be getting into. You can make yourself familiar with the products and services provided by them and read about the latest news about the company, visit their LinkedIn profile. Trust us when we say, organizations love when they see a candidate who’s done his/her homework when it comes to knowing about the company.
Confidence is Key
Bottom line is, you have to believe in yourself. Confidence is a trait that is always appreciated. Be confident when you talk about your role, your expectations from a new opportunity, and what you have the potential to bring in the table which will be an asset for the company.
Now that we have everything covered, go to that interview and charm the socks off them! If you are someone who is currently looking for a new exciting opportunity, well, head on to our website and apply to whatever role you think is the right fit for you and we will help you get to that interview!
That is it for today’s blog. Until next time, Stay Home, Stay Safe.