Preparing for your Upcoming Interview
Congratulations! You found the perfect job, you submitted a winning resume and now you’ve been called in for an interview. Are you prepared?
Getting ready for an interview can make anyone nervous but being prepared will give you the added confidence you need to make you a top candidate for the role. Here are our top tips that will help you make the best impression to win the job of your dreams.
- Know the job – This one seems obvious but be sure to review all the details of the job several times to assure that you know it intimately and that you know what is expected of you. Knowing all aspects of the job will allow you to ask strong questions and highlight the strengths that make you a great fit for the role.
- Know the company – Do some additional research to learn about the company mission, vision, values and who are some of the key leaders and individuals that you may be working with. It would also be a good idea to read the latest company news and learn about new developments. You can also check the company’s social media to see if there is anything specific to refer to that will demonstrate your vested interest in the company and its success as a whole.
- Mock interview – This may sound overboard for some but it’s truly the best way to recreate what those moments will be like when you walk into the interview. As a tip, don’t do mock interviews with a friend. You might find another professional in your network who would be willing to work with you or a colleague.
- Be on time – There is nothing worse than presenting well on paper but having your whole image fall apart in person as you arrive even a minute late for your interview. This tip says to be on time, but that actually means to be early. Arrive 15 minutes early but be in the area at least 30 minutes before to get away from obstacles like traffic or bad weather.
Of course, there are a number of other tips to get you ready for your interview but these few are a great starting point to have you headed in the right direction.