9 Things To Remember Before Going For An Interview
9 Things To Remember Before Going For An Interview.
interview in the current market is tough, so you need to
do everything possible to impress and land that job. Here’s
help for you to stand out for all the right reasons.
1. Match your skills to the job specification
Interviews often start with an open question such as “tell me about yourself”. Many candidates fall into the trap of describing their life story or rambling. Start with the present and explain why you are qualified for the position.
2. Do your homework
Research the company. Its website, press releases and news give you a good insight into its goals and objectives which you can use to ask questions and tie into your answers.
3. Research your industry
Demonstrating you know what’s going on in a particular industry is great — ask questions about trends, how the company plans to respond and link your -experiences to them.
4. Practise your interview technique
Ask friends to do mock interviews with you to identify areas to work on.
Employers want concrete examples to demonstrate your skills and experience. Have at least two examples prepared for each skill area in the job specification and focus on the actions you took and the results you achieved.
5. Decide what you’re wearing
You don’t want to waste vital preparation time choosing your outfit or going to the dry cleaners, so plan in advance.
6. Plan your route
Nothing looks worse than an interviewee who arrives late or gets lost. Try to get there 15 minutes early.
7. If in doubt, ask for clarification
Not only does this stop you from wasting their time, but it demonstrates confidence.
8. Imagine you’re selling a product
Apply the rules to selling yourself in the interview.
9. Value yourself
It’s easy to get nervous before interviews but try to keep calm and be as natural as possible.