What to Do Before Going Into An Interview?

I’m pretty sure everyone had their own share of going through the process of interviews wither it’s your first or 100th time, to some it’s a piece of cake however most would agree it’s a very stressful process but don’t fret my dear reader there are tips to help you get through this mayhem.

First things first:-  

Do your research on the company: We all know that when you go in the line of the battlefield you must be well armed with the knowledge about your enemy you can’t “go in blind” in this case it’s not an enemy however you should walk into your interview armed with as much knowledge as you can gather about the way the business is run. Educate yourself on their vision and mission statements (you can find these on most company websites in the ‘about us’ section) and find ways to arrange what you say during your interview with the company ideals.

Dress the part: There’s an old wise saying that goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” great Get a feel for the company culture and present yourself accordingly. If you’re stepping into the corporate world, suit yourself up and make sure you look smart. If you can’t afford new cloths borrow from your friends or family.

Ask questions: Show your interest in the job offered, ask your interviewers what they most enjoy about their job. This will give you tons of insight into what it’s really like to work for the company and how they treat their employees. Another great question to ask is what they are looking for in their potential employee, often; interviewers don’t give away very much about what they want their new staff member to be like.

Know how to sell yourself: Prepare examples based on frequently asked interview questions, such as times you have worked well on a team, shown initiative, solved a problem, and the most asked question you should keep on the lookout – your strengths and weaknesses, your interviewer wants to know you can think on the spot, so it is important to provide sound answers and not ramble off, make sure you read the job description carefully, and fit the responses you give in your interview so they are related to the job you’re going for.

Lastly:-

Don’t feel intimidated: I really think this is the most important tip. Remember, you are interviewing your potential future employers just as much as they are interviewing you. So hold your head high and be confident, inhale and exhale breath to keep the nerves at bay and remember that you are awesome, and your interviewer will see it, too.

Enjoy the hunt for your future job

 

By Eman Almansoor