Tips for Job Interview:
- Research the company background.
- Get prepared for some common interview questions.
- Make a copy of your resume, application and notebook for the interview.
- Choose good attire which shows good personality.
- Reach the interview before time (10 -15 Minutes Early).
- Be prepared for the most asked question “Tell me about yourself”.
- Make your selling points clear
- Maintain posture and good body language
- Always be assertive and go on the same side of the interviewer.
- Prepare smart questions for your interviewer.
- Close on a positive note
- Don’t give up
1. Research the company background.
Make a research on the company backgrounds and get the key information. The interviewer may ask about the company position or about the competitive advantage that can be gained. You can also follow the company social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc.
2. Get prepared for some common interview questions
Prepare for all the questions that are commonly asked during the interviews. You can practice and make a good impression on the interviewer. Some common questions are:
- Why should we hire you?
- The reason behind leaving the previous job?
- Why have you been unemployed for such a long time?
- Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
- What are your expectations for the job?
- Describe your management skills.
- How do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
- What is your weakness?
- What is your strength?
- Do you have any questions for us?
3. Make a copy of your resume, application and notebook for the interview
Take multiples copies of your resume for the job interview even though if you have already submitted one. There are chances of having multiple interviewers the multiple copies can be given accordingly. Get a pen and a notebook with you to note down the information about the job responsibilities and follow-up a thank you notes.
4. Choose good attire which shows good personality
Always plan for the attire ahead of the day of the interview. Make sure that the dress up is neat and clean. A decent attire makes positive attention of the interviewer. Choose the dress up that makes you comfortable and that matches with the job description.
5. Reach the interview before time (10 -15 Minutes Early)
It is always good for an interviewee to reach the destination ahead time. Trace out the route to your destination and schedule the time to leave and consider the time if you are using public transportations. If you reach ahead of time you will have a chance to check the work dynamics of the organization.
6. Be prepared for the most asked question “Tell me about yourself”
Almost every interviewee face this question in their interview. Be prepared on yourself and practice what to deliver. Provide your skills, work experiences, qualifications, hobbies, passion etc. Also, give some examples of achievements that you have gained in your life.
7. Make your selling points clear
Get your strong selling point why are you suitable for the organization and the job. You can show your past experiences and qualifications. Also, you can describe yourself as a good team player and have good communication skills.
8. Maintain posture and good body language
Make eye contact with the interviewer and give a firm handshake. Maintain a good posture while giving an interview and speak clearly. Display a good body language and keep a smile on the face during the interview.
9. Always be assertive and go on the same side of the interviewer
During the interview always provide a positive conversation with the interviewer. Make positive comments on the company profile and provide positive suggestions if any.
10. Prepare smart questions for your interviewer
Always get ready to amaze the interviewer. If you get an opportunity for making any queries you must go for it. You can have some questions like: “What do you think is the best thing about working here?”, "What kind of person would you most like to see fill this position?" or “When can I join?”
11. Close on a positive note
12. Don’t give up