Yes job interviews may be tough. If you want to land your dream job then you have to be well prepared for it. preparing for an interview takes a lot more than googling a list of how to give interviews. In an interview you have to make a great first impression appearance wise and have a great knowledge of your target company or role to keep in mind and of course , know exactly how to convey that you are the perfect fit for that job.
So to help you to get well prepared to land your dream job here are some tips on interviewing.
Research about your dream company
If you want to ace your dream job you should know information about the company where you are applying.find out the company mission , achievements and milestones. social media platforms are as much of a must read as profiles about the industry, the competition and the person you are interviewing with.
So always before going for an interview have a detailed look on the company profile , their mission and soak up as much information as you can.check out and follow their social media channels. it shows that you are serious about the role and can also help you come up with some questions to ask at the end of the interview.
Prepare creative and insightful questions that help you in the interview.
During the interview the 30% hiring managers say that they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will make a job offer to the candidate. have a solution to “tell me about yourself” able to go.Interviewers always ask it and you would like to make certain to nail this first part of the interview.
Always be prepared for the basic questions like introduction, strength and weakness, hobbies etc…You can easily find lists of common interview questions but don’t prepare for the lengthy answers instead have a meaningful short answers.you will make sure you cover the bases without reading a script. do as many mock interviews with a friend or instead of that prepare yourself looking in the mirror. it is the best way to prepare oneself.
Dressing for the interviews
Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. while it may be appropriate to dress more casually for a second interview, you must still dress professionally. it’s much better to be too dressed up than too casual. 60% of hiring managers say they have rejected candidates after an interview due to their dressing sense because they were too fashionable or trendy. make sure you get your outfit cleaned, pressed and tailored .
Keep copies of resume
print out five copies of your resume. you never know who you will be meeting with and you want to have your resume ready to go in case you are asked for it. so You should always bring two to three copies of your resume so the person you’re meeting can have it in front of him throughout your conversation.
Some basic tips which you should follow:
- Always perfect your handshakes
- Turn off your phone during the interview.
- Always arrive 10-20 min earlier at the place of interview.
- Use confident posture.
- Use the triple nod when listening .30% of hiring managers reject their candidate due to lack of smiling and engagement during a
- Use hand gestures when speaking
- Maintain eye contact
Avoid these mistakes during interview
- Showing up late.a good rule of thumb is to get to an interview five to 10 minutes early so you have time to relax, use the restroom if needed, and review your strategy before the interview.
- Forgetting a hard copy of your resume
- Dressing inappropriately
- Not researching the company details
- Coming without questions
- Making inappropriate jokes or dominating the conversation are other great ways to make a bad impression.
Get in the right mindset (think positive)
If you move into an interview thinking that you just won’t get the task, or that you’ll get hired and be miserable, it’ll be hard for you to convince the employer otherwise. Therefore, before you walk into the employer’s office, take some minutes to recollect a time after you were successful – whether it had been a time after you got employment you wanted, successfully ran a
volunteer event, or just played a good round of golf. Walking into the interview with a positive image of yourself will facilitate your to convey a confident attitude to the employer. Hopefully, once you’re involved during a conversation along with your interviewer, you’ll hit your stride and answer the questions confidently
Last but definitely not least, always follow up with an email or perhaps a handwritten card thanking your interviewer for the chance. It’s a decent chance to quickly mention, once again, why you’re a decent fit and the way lovely it has been to satisfy everyone.
Keep it short, sweet and friendly, and remember to send it within 24 hours of your interview.
Good luck! We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you!