Hi beautiful people,
How you doing?
So, some of us are going back to school, back to work and some still need to ace that interview.
I always get a bit nervous when it comes to interviews. But when you’re prepared, start your day well and you have confidence, it will end well.
Below, I have a few tips to help you ace your interview.
Research the employer.
Research the position. Know everything there is to know about the qualifications and qualities that the employer seeks for the position.
Review Interview Questions and Prepare Your Responses.
This will help you ask insightful questions. And by asking question it will show that you have done your research and that you are curious about the job application.
Dress for Success.
Plan out a wardrobe that fits the organization and its culture. Go for the most professional look you can accomplish. Remember that it’s always better to be overdressed than under-dress. Wear clothing that fits and is clean and pressed. Try not to smoke or eat right before the interview for obvious reasons.
Arrive on Time, Relaxed and Prepared.
There is no excuse ever for arriving late to an interview.
Remember the Importance of Body Language
Avoid the following: slouching, looking off in the distance, playing with a pen, fidgeting in a chair, brushing back your hair, touching your face, chewing gum, or mumbling
Make Good First Impressions.
Be polite and greet everyone you meet from the parking attendant to the receptionist to the interviewer. The impression interviewers get in the first few seconds of meeting you can make or break an interview. Make a strong first impression, stand, smile, make eye contact and offer a firm but not bone-crushing handshake when greeting. Have a positive attitude and express enthusiasm for the job.
Be Authentic, Focused, Confident and Concise.
Your goal should always be authenticity, responding truthfully to interview questions. Always attempt to keep your interview responses short and to the point. Never badmouth a previous employer, boss, or co-worker. The interview is about you.
Thank the Interviewer(s)
Courtesy and politeness go far in interviewing. Thank each person who interviewed you before you leave.
And that is it from me.
Till next time.