Have you ever been super nervous before your job interview? Or have you read multiple blogs on how to achieve a successful interview? Well, we have compiled 4 quick tips on how to successfully master your job interview and get one step closer to your dream job.
- Research the Company you have applied for.
There is nothing more frustrating for an employer than having a potential applicant show up to an interview, and not know anything about the Company they have applied to. Research the Company beforehand. This shows great initiative and provides you with a foundation of the company’s vision, values and goals. This also shows the employer that you want to work for their company.
- Review Common Interview Questions and Prepare Your Answers.
In this day and age, most interview questions are focused on scenario-based questions. For example, what would you do if a colleague was slacking off? Or tell me about a challenging situation you overcame? This allows the employer to assess how solution-focused you are in different situation’s. To stand out, it is important that you show a range of solutions rather than focusing on the negative issues. To prepare for this, go over commonly asked questions to really showcase the extent of your abilities.
- Dress to Impress
Have you ever heard of the expression “first impressions count”? Well, this is true in the case of job interviews. If you show up ungroomed, in jandal’s or with a hoody, this shows that you don’t really care. Taking the time to dress appropriately, tidy and well-groomed shows the employer that you do care and take the interview very seriously. This also sets you up for a great start without even starting the interview process. Don’t waste this advantage and show up dressed to impress.
- Relax, Smile and Remember the Importance of Body Language
Studies show that hiring managers make critical decisions about an applicant within the first 5-10 minutes of meeting you. So often people get so nervous they tense and forget to portray their natural sense of warmth and authenticity. Great tips to remember are to always smile, be polite to everyone you come in contact with, be on time, maintain eye contact, show a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job. Cultural fit has been identified as one of the top 3 important values an employer looks for when hiring a person. Remember, it’s easier for an employer to teach skills rather than attitude, so keep these traits in mind.
These are 4 sure tips to guarantee you a second interview for your dream job. Practice these traits and you’ll set yourself up for positive results every time.