Thursday, November 12, 2015

5 Ways To Prepare For A Job Interview

Here recently, I have been conducting quite a few interviews for my unit at my 9-5, and while most candidates come prepared for their interview, most are not prepared at all-and that's a no-no! 

Interviewing can make anyone a tad bit nervous, because it's not something we do often. But now you have applied for a job, you've have been granted an interview(congrats!) with the company, so now what do you do?  Below are ways to help you prepare for you upcoming interview...

  1. Read the job description-again! Sure you read the job description when you applied for the job and forgot all about it after you hit submit. happens! After you have accepted the interview, go and read the job description again so that you are clear on job duties that you will possibly be performing
  2. Be ready to discuss your current and/or previous work experiences. The reason you got the interview is because of your relevant job experience. Interviewers want to know more about the selected candidate. Be prepared to discuss a little more in depth of your work experiences with the interviewer. Giving examples of your work experiences is a plus!
  3. Prepare for the most uncommonly asked questions.  We know about the commonly asked questions...."tell me about yourself" "what are your strengths/weakness" etc..but what about the uncommonly questions like...."what was the last thing you changed your mind about?" I was once asked this question in an interview session. It's not a trick question though. *smile*
  4. Prepare questions for the interviewer. Interviewers like when you come prepared with questions for them. So, yes please ask away! 
  5. Confidence is key! Being nervous is to be expected. However, confidence should be worn like its an accessory. When greeted: smile, give a firm handshake, answer questions to the best of your ability, give eye contact, try and greet the interviewer by last name and thank the interviewer(s) for their time and having you.
Now go get your job, girl!

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  1. Great advice!
    Ive noticed that interviews get a lot easier the more that I do. Ive had 2 different interviews this year and have gotten both positions.. I think I have gotten really good at coming up with answers to the annoying questions..even if I have to make something up. :)