There is nothing better than to be prepared for a successful Job Interview to get your chances higher. With few good tips and little research you can get hired more often than just to wait from Companies/Hiring Mangers. We conducted a little research to provide you what we observed effective for your job interview.
1- Conduct A Little Research About The Company You Are Going For Job Interview.
Success getting hired starts with the knowledge on the Candidate/Job Seeker’s part. You should know the background of the Employer/Company you are applying for and the requirements they ask when they post a position. The more you conduct research the more you will understand the Employer/Company, you will be able to answer their questions more accurately. Search sources includes Company’s Website, published materials, google it and most of all try your network of contacts. You can have a look on About section of Employers profile on FINDJOBS.PK
2- Review Common Interview Question And Prepare Answers.
Another key to success in interview process is preparing answers to expected interview questions. Main objective here is to maintain confidence and remembering answers to your questions, for that a good tip is to prepare a story for yourself which will build talking points for you during interview. I want to say again you can google most common questions according to your job type.
3- Dress To Success.
The clothes you wear change what people hear you say, so actually your dress talks. Its very first impression upon your appearance in job interview. Most Companies have their own culture and striving for most professional appearance. Again here research is a tool, you can go to their website to look for images/videos or social media to see how they dressed. Or you can simply call the human resource department to perform a visit to collect the company information. You don’t need to buy anything but to dress in the most appropriate manners, as their professional wears.
4- Arrive On Time.
Timing is everything and there is no excuse to get late for arriving at Job Interview. Try to arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled interview to get yourself settled with the requirements for that job. Keep additional copies of CV’s, samples and anyother paperwork. Arriving a bit early is also a chance to observe the dynamics of the workplace.
5- Make Good First Impression.
Look sharp, be sharp. Be polite and offer warm greetings to everyone you meet, from attendant or receptionist to the hiring manager. Employers offer curious how job applicants treat staff. Make a strong first impression by dressing appropriately, arriving early and when greeting your interviewer, stand, smile, make eye contact and offer a firm handshake. Remember that having a positive attitude and expressing enthusiasm for the job and employer are vital in the initial stages of the interview. Studies show that hiring managers make critical decisions about job applicants in the first 15-20 minutes of the interview.
6- Be Authentic and Confident And Ask Insightful Question.
Once interview starts, the key to success is the quality and delivery of your answers and responses. Don’t get confused, the person infront of you don’t know everything you think he knows. You need to showcase your skills, experience and how you fit for this job. With the job and employer provide the solid examples of solutions but keep your responses to the point and short. Another thing always remember never badmouth about your previous Employer or co-workers. The interview is about you and you have to show off the potential you have as the best ideal candidate for this job. Ask insightful question because employers makes a judgement about candidate interests so you ask only few question which you have prepared the day before interview during research.
7- Final Steps Closing Interview.
If you have conducted your interview successfully, employers mostly discusses next steps and during interview you also judge what comes next. So finally as the interview winds down, ask about the next steps in the process employer expects and you are done. Pay thanks to each person who interviewed you.
Final Thoughts on Interview Success.
The most qualified person is not always the one who get hired, which means the hired candidate is often the job-seeker who does the best job in responding to interview questions and showcasing his/her skills and experience and how fit he/she is for this job. Its you research, practice and persistence what makes you succeed in a Job Interview.
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