Interview tips that will get you a job
Here are 8 tips that will help even the most inexperienced of you to shine at the interview:
- Common questions
Think of the most likely questions that you would be asked during the interview. This is how you can prepare yourself and won’t get stuck for something to say. The most frequent interview questions can all be prepared for.
- Do research
Knowing something about your potential employer will help you in the interview. You can tailor your responses and show your interest. So spend some time scanning company website, social media channels and mentions in media.
- Appearances matter
Think what to wear carefully. Should you wear more formal or relax attire? It depends on the company. But you cannot go wrong with conventional office wear to create a professional first impression.
Allow plenty of time to get to the interview and not be stressed by any potential delay. Take everything you might need such as notebook, pen and a copy of your CV. Remember to look your interviewer directly in the eye and focus on what they are saying.
- Be positive
A smile can be powerful at a first meeting. Even if you feel nervous and stressed, make sure you smile because it will make you friendly and relaxed.
- Ask something
Never say that you have nothing to ask. It makes you seem disinterested in the position. Always have a few questions to ask your interviewer planned in advance.
- Make notes
Even if you have good memory, remember to take notes. That would make an impression that you are paying full attention.
- End positively
Try to conclude on a positive note when the interview is approaching to the end. This could be as simple as saying “I look forward to hearing from you.”