Top 7 Job Interview Tips
Trying to get a job? Here are some tips to help you land the job.
1- Dress for success
The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgement an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.
2-Improve your interview technique
A job interview gives you a chance to shine. What you say and what you do is going to either move you to the next round of consideration for employment or knock you out of contention. It doesn’t take much to make an impression – good or bad. If you say the “wrong” thing, it will be over.
Take the time to prepare your interview technique including knowing what’s on your resume, being able to present why you are qualified for the job, why you are interested in the company, and practicing staying calm and focused. It’s important to remember that the image the interviewer has of you when he first meets you is the one that is going to last
3- Take the time to say thank you
Taking the time to say thank you after a job interview not only is good interview etiquette, it reinforces your interest in the position.
4- Practice Interviewing
Before you go to a job interview, take the time to review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked.
Also, review examples of the best answers and advice on how to answer these typical interview questions. The more you prepare, the more confident you’ll feel during a job interview.
5- Use your contacts
About to go on a job interview? Who you know at the company really does matter. Use your contacts and connections to get an insider advantage so you can ace the interview and impress the interviewer.
6- Check out the company
Before you go on a job interview, it’s important to find out as much as you can about the company. That way you’ll be prepared both to answer interview questions and to ask the interviewer questions. You will also be able to find out whether the company and the company culture are a good fit for you.
7- Prepare for phone interview
Employers use telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates for employment. Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. They are also used as a way to minimize the expenses involved in interviewing out-of-town candidates.
While you’re actively job searching, it’s important to be prepared for a phone interview on a moment’s notice. You never know when a recruiter or a networking contact might call and ask if you have a few minutes to talk.