Searching for a job is like wandering through a desert. You spend an insufferable amount of time, begging for sweet relief as the pressure of life weighs down on your shoulders. You could not be happier than you are now. However, a lot of people may not get the job based on the job interview. Here are several tips you can use to prepare yourself for making sure the job interview goes well in your favor.
1. Practice (Out Loud)
Reading and speaking are two different things. For example, when you read an article online (until you understood the key details), did you stumble through telling the story when you spoke about it to someone else? This is the time you need to write down your selling points, reasons for hiring you, and what skills you have that will help the company make money (or at the least improve their efficiency). This means fluidly; talk about your skills and what drives you – to the point that your speech isn’t stilted or fake.
2. Nitpick Your Qualities
It is important to have answers fundamentally buried in your mind, in response to any questions that the interviewer/recruiter/employer may ask you. However, knowing what those questions can be a hassle, even if you’re applying for a . For now, review your resume again (including academia pursuits and other activities), and analyse each line. For each positive you see, make it a selling point by highlighting how you made a contribution to that positive.
3. List Of Questions
It is nigh impossible to predict which questions will be asked. Regardless, here are a number of common questions that may very well show up. While it is wise to review the following questions, do not create answers based on what you’re about to read:
- Why are you the best person for the job?
- Describe yourself
- Do you take your work home with you?
- How do you handle pressure and stressful situations?
- How much do you expect payments to be?
- How can you help the company?
- What have you learned from your mistakes?
This means wearing the type of clothing you would wear, as well as rehearsing in an actual office (if possible). Whom the interviewer selects for the job, will determine whether the company continues to succeed or fails. During these , ask the practice interviewer to “be as real with you” as possible – this means forgoing familiarity and simulating an actual interview. This will give you a chance to work on any nervous ticks or “ums” and “ahs” that may prop up in conversation.
5. Fill Your Mind
Above all, be sure that you’re well-rested and well-fed. This means physically, mentally or emotionally. Do you know that the food you eat affects how you feel? When your diet is nutritionally balanced, your mind is sharp and you feel more physically active; foods like avocados, walnuts and almond milk are just a few examples of foods that will put you in the positive frame of mind.
Putting your best foot forward in a job interview shouldn’t be stressful, and it doesn’t have to be. No matter what happens, remember that there are “a lot of fish in the sea,” so to speak. As long as you stick to these tips and techniques, you will be fully prepared for the interview.