Before jumping off to your job interview, make sure you have been prepared and set for it. A job interview preparation is necessary for every applicant. There are a few things you need to consider for that big day – personal grooming, character, promptness and ethics. Most people are frightened with this kind of encounter, maybe because they are not prepared for it.
When you go out in a battlefield with less preparation, you might just be running off jittery and defeated. You need to create a good impression and make an outstanding recall from the employer. So here are some points to remember as part of your job interview preparation.
First, be educated with the company’s profile. When you want to be employed in a certain company, you have to know what they are doing in the industry. You need to research on their background, company achievements and milestones. Get necessary data on their organization – products, services and other relevant issues. Identify their mission and vision and try to make a connection with your career objectives.
Oftentimes, the interviewer might ask you on aligning your principles along with theirs. If you come across with negative facts, just leave it. Do not bring it up during the interview. Also, you need to be familiar with the position you are applying as well. Learn to identify its job description and other functions. You also need to know the location of the company. This is very important. This will help you estimate the time travel from your house to your destination – helping you to be prompt on your schedule.
Second, try practice answering job interview questions. You may ask someone to assess your answers. It is good to let a different point of view to evaluate your ability in answering. Plus, it will also help you gain confidence when talking to another person. When you are in an agency, there are some who may conduct mock interviews. These are helpful to measure your quality by going over to the feedback. You may also check online some common job interview questions and how to answer them. Here are some questions to practice for:
1. Why have you chosen this company?
2. How will you make an impact in this company?
3. Why should we hire you?
4. What are your qualifications that are suitable for the position offered or applied?
Third, ready your interview kit. This is a folder where essential documents are gathered. So that when you go out and have your interview, you don’t have to be so jumpy in looking for your documents. In this folder, you will have your resume or Curriculum Vitae, certificates, references and other essential files. The interviewer might start by having a quick scan on your resume and pose some questions. So you’d better study your resume well. Be familiar with the entries you’ve written. Because if you sound unsure with the resume-related questions, your employer might think you are lying. So answer honestly and clearly.
Lastly, as part of your job interview preparation, groom yourself. Days before your interview, you should have readied what clothes you are going to wear. Remember, even if you sound confident and positive, physical appearance is one of the factors to consider. You need to present that you are the whole package they are looking for.
Landon Long is the founder of InterviewMastermind.com. You can download his FREE Video Course to learn about how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.