Always be prepared! If you’re currently gearing up for a job interview, preparation is crucial for impressing your interviewer and getting the job. When you’re well prepared, it will help you to be more confident and ready to deliver a job-landing interview!
Ace your next interview with these seven tips:
- Know your resume, inside and out. Your interviewer will be asking you questions based on the information you’ve included in your resume. Be ready to talk about your education, skills and past job experiences, and exactly how they set you apart from the competition.
- Develop a short story about you. It’s important to know what makes you uniquely qualified for the job you’re seeking. Also, everyone likes a story. Combine both strategies by devising a short story about how your past job experiences make you the perfect candidate for the job.
- Do your homework. Research the company and find out as much as you can about the roles and responsibilities of the job for which you’re interviewing. Prepare a short list of questions to ask during your interview. This helps illustrate your enthusiasm for the job.
- Practice interview questions. Recruit a friend or family member and ask him or her to help you practice common interview questions you may be asked. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you’ll feel during your interview. When you’re calm, you’ll be better able to answer any tough interview questions that come your way.
- Arrive on time. This should go without saying, but be sure to map your route to the interview ahead of time. Plan to arrive 15–30 minutes early, just in case.
- Bring water. To help calm your nerves, it may help to sip water. Bring a bottle of water with you to the interview.
- Dress for success. You can’t go wrong with a suit, or dress shirt, tie and dress pants (or skirt and dress shirt for women). Always opt for dress shoes; never sneakers or casual shoes. Looking nice shows respect for the interviewer, maturity and your commitment to success.
Just a little preparation will help you deliver a winning interview. Remember to get a good night’s sleep the night before. Before you walk into the interview, if you feel nervous, take slow, deep breaths to help calm your nerves. When you meet your interviewer, always remember to shake his or her hand. You’ve done good work getting ready for your interview, so smile and feel good about your accomplishment. Good luck!
For more information on how Happy Faces Personnel Group can assist you in your job search, contact us today! Experts in staffing Redan, Georgia and the surrounding areas, we are more than happy to assist you in your job search!