The second step after successfully organizing your CV and applying for a desired job is to hopefully be invited for an interview. Do you have a job interview on your schedule? As Global Recruiting firm specialized in manpower, we want to share with you, a number of steps you can take before (and after) the interview to ensure that you make a terrific impression on your potential employer.
It all starts by taking the necessary time to prepare in advance for the interview but, make sure to also follow the steps bellow too, these can help you secure the desired job.
- Analyze the Job
An important part of interview preparation is to take the time to analyze the job presented. As you review the job description, consider what the company is seeking in a candidate. Make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer and that are critical for success in the job.
Compare the list you made with what you have and are. Don’t worry if some skills or qualities required seem different from what you have, sometimes different terms can be used to define things, that’s why it’s important to research.
- Research the Company
Before you attend a job interview, it's important to find out as much as you can about not only the job, but also the company. Company research is a critical part of interview preparation. It will help you prepare to answer interview questions about the company and to ask the interviewer questions about the company. You will also be able to find out whether the company and its culture are a good fit for you.
Have in mind and pay attention also to the company policies and rules such as dressing and code of conduct. You want to make sure you guarantee a good presentation and first impression on your interview.
- Practice Interviewing
Take the time to practice answering interview questions you will probably be asked. Practice by yourself or with someone you trust like a friend, a family, member or mentor and be open for their feedback to help improve yourself. This will also help calm your nerves because you won't be scrambling for answers while in the interview hot seat being interview by a total stranger.
During the interview:
- Watch your body language;
- Make eye contact as you articulate your points;
- Pay attention;
- Be attentive;
- Look interested and friendly;
- Shake hands firmly.
- Listen and Ask Questions
During a job interview, listening is just as important as answering questions. If you're not paying attention, you're not going to be able to give a good response. If you rush to respond to questions, without thinking carefully about the answers, the risk of answering wrongfully is enormous.
It's important to always listen to the interviewer, pay attention information shared, and take time, if you need it, to compose an appropriate answer in the contexts of what is being asked. It's also important to discuss your qualifications in a way that will impress the interviewer starting as always with the most recent and relevant ones.