Job Interview

Job Interview

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for their job interviews. The tips in this article can help you exceed your chances of getting a job.

1. Know more about the company

Spend a reasonable amount of time reading about the organization from as many sources as you can. Check their website and their social media handles as well. This small but essential knowledge shows the recruiter that you are interested in the job. Also, if you have time, read about the competitors.

2. Review the Job Description

Review the position that you applied for. This detail will help you to identify the skills and qualifications are required for the position you have applied for. Be ready to align your skills and knowledge according to the job and prepare your answers so that you appear as an ideal candidate suited for the particular job.

3. Analyze your CV/Resume

It sounds strange, but many people forget what they put on their resume. So go over your resume once again and be aware of the points/facts that are mentioned in your CV/Resume. Recruiters frequently ask you to walk them through your resume.

4. Prepare questions and answers

Though you cannot predict what they’re going to ask you, you need to come prepared with some frequently asked questions and answers in interviews, which are almost always asked by the interviewer like;

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why are you interested in this job, and why should we hire you?
  • Tell me about your greatest strengths and biggest weaknesses?
  • Can you sell me this?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

It would be best if you thought of answers that resonate with your personality and the company goals.

5. Structure your answer

Tell your answers in a well-structured form, one-word explanations don’t explain how you can add value to the company. Your answers should emphasize how your skills will be of relevance to the company. Pay attention and listen properly to the entire question before answering, so that you know what the interviewer is asking.

6. Work on your Body Language

Your body language is a vital part of the interview like use open gestures, maintaining eye contact, don’t make any overexposed gestures, and looking away can hurt the first impression. Always carry a positive and confident attitude in front of the interviewer.

8. Be dressed and Be on Time

You might think that looks are not necessary, but the hiring manager can judge a lot about you based on how you came dressed for the interview.

Nothing annoys a hiring manager more than showing up late for an interview, so try to reach 20 to 30 min early.

9. Follow-Up After the Interview

Always end your interview with a thank-you note and reiterate your interest in the job. You can also include any specific details you may have forgotten to mention during your interview.