9 Things To Remember Before Going For An Interview

By Ruchi Sherawat
  • Apr 21, 2015

9 Things To Remember Before Going For An Interview.

Getting an 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. 

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