Is there a job interview coming up? More importantly, does the thought of this interview intimidate you? Don’t worry! With the right preparation, you can ace any interview. Read on to find out how to prepare for an interview
Analyse the job role carefully.
Before stepping into the interview room, it is imperative that you analyse the job role carefully and understand what it requires. Not only that, you need to analyse if your skills are in line with the expectations of such role. Read through the Job Description provided by the company and make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer. Then think of your skill set and justify the qualities that match the job requirements, think of examples that you can bring up during the interview.
Researching the company.
Before you go for a job interview, it’s vital to find out as much as you can about not only the job role being offered, but also the company. Company research is a crucial aspect of interview preparation. It serves the dual purpose of helping you prepare to answer interview questions about the company and also to ask the interviewer questions about the company at the end of the interview. This will also enable you to find out whether the company and the company culture are a good fit for you.For a brief understanding of the company, check out the company website, specifically the “About Us” page. Also try to get a sense of how the company compares to other organizations in the same industry by reading articles about the company in industry magazines or websites. You should also check out company reviews from clients and current and former employees.Also, spend time tapping into your network to see if you know someone at the company who can help give you an interview edge over the other candidates.
Practising for the interview.
Take out the time to practice answering interview questions that you are likely to be asked during a job interview. Prepare for questions based on your resume, a concise introduction, technical aspects related to the job role and questions about your extracurricular achievements, hobbies and interests, etc. You can have mock interview sessions with a friend or family member ahead of time and it will be much easier when you’re actually in a job interview.
Preparing the clothes and resume.
Make a list of items that you require to take along on the interview. Extra copies of your resume, passport size photographs, pen and notepad are some essential items. Apart from that, you must have your interview clothes ready. Regardless of the type of job role you are interviewing for, your first impression should be a great one. When dressing for an interview for a professional position, preferably dress in business attire. And even if you are going to interview for a company with a casual environment, it is necessary to be neat, tidy, and well-groomed