Suppose you are inexperienced and have not attended many interviews in the past. All the uncertainty surrounding the unknown only adds to your jitters. However, if you follow these simple steps, you can rock any interview with ease.
Just as we need a proper budget for financial management, we must conduct our job-search with a disciplined schedule while adhering to proper rules. Implementing these rules daily will maximize your job search and move you closer to finding that dream job. This does not mean that you are going to be able to adhere to 30 rules every day. Concentrate your job search journey from the initial stage to the final stage. The first stage includes resume creation, searching for relevant jobs within your industry, etc. The second one includes interview preparation, thank you note, job approval, and rejection. Implement each of these job search recommendations daily to have less stress and more concentration on your dream job.
Do your research
Never forget to do some research on the company before you head to their office. Wouldn’t it be a shame if you got hired somewhere that you really do not want to work? At the very least, conduct some research on what the company is providing and offering.
Prepare stories to tell
Marketing your skills and experience is a part of any successful job interview. Relevant anecdotes allow you to engage with the interviewer and demonstrate your communication skills.
Along with your independent research, the job description will clue you in on what specific skills the employer prefers. Keeping those skills in mind shows off your qualifications by relating your own experience to the required skill set.
One pet peeve of many recruiters is when they ask for any questions you may have, the candidate simply replies with, “none.”
When you come prepared with questions, the interviewer assumes that you are eager to learn more about the job and company. It also is a sign that you did your homework and took the opportunity seriously. Prepare a list of relevant questions before the interview. If you must bring in a written list, do so. It is better to appear engaged and refer to your list than to not have anything prepared.
Dress for success
Aside from your skills and experience, another important component of any successful job interview is your clothing. Try dressing above and beyond the job you are interviewing for. It is not about how expensive or luxurious the brand of clothing is. It is about appearing clean and tidy in well-fitted clothes.
Decide what you are going to wear the night before so that you are not rushed when trying to find an outfit at the last moment. Layout your clothes, and be sure that they are pressed and cleaned.
Bring what you need
Even though you might have already emailed your cv or resume, it is appropriate to bring paper copies with you for the interviewer to refer to. It is also not a bad idea to have a copy of your reference list. Be sure that these documents are organized in a folder or file.