The grueling work of job hunting and sending out numerous resumes’ has finally paid off; you finally landed an interview. Now that this is done, the worry of what to do to prepare for an interviewing is on you. Below are some valuable tips to help you get ready for that all important job interview; just remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Taking the time to prepare for an interview in advance is an important part of obtaining the job.
Six Ways to Prepare for an Interview:
- Research the company and job position ahead of time – You would be surprised about how many people show up for a job interview without knowing the first thing about the company. Look the company up online and write down any questions you may want to know more information about when it’s your turn to ask questions. And make sure you know the requirements relating to the job you actually applied for all.
- Review your resume and remember what is on there – Your resume is the only thing a recruiter has to go by to get to know you. They will pick things off of it and ask you to elaborate further on it. Making sure you remember the dates you worked at a certain company, and the job you performed there, should be known by you. Reviewing your resume can refresh your memory on this vital information. This is one step that should never be skimmed over when you prepare for an interview.
- Practice your answers to common interview questions – Although each recruiter has their own way of interviewing someone, and questions they ask, there are some questions that one can presume will be asked. Searching the internet can give you some of these questions. Review them then practice answering them in front of a mirror, or have a friend ask them of you periodically, until you can answer them with ease.
- Practice greeting your interviewer – Although this may sound funny it is essential that you feel comfortable greeting someone and then shaking their hand. While you prepare for an interview practice this important step; you won’t be sorry.
- Print out directions and be on time – Even if you feel you know where the company is, print out the address with the directions. There are so many times someone can be thinking of a totally different place, then end up at a building across town. Make sure. Also, prepare to be at least ten minutes early; fifteen minutes early is even better.
- Pick out your clothes the night before – Making sure you have the proper attire picked out the night before, and pressed, is essential. Do not wake that morning and start fretting about what to wear. Prepare for an interview with style.
The best way to prepare for an interview is to always be ready for one. Keeping your resume updated, and knowing the information by heart, can be extremely important. Prepare by staying ready in your mind, not the day before.