A good interview can help you to secure a good job. It is the first step toward the beginning of your career. In a job interview, a candidate has to convince the interviewer with his/her skills and knowledge. You have to show the recruiter how you’ll fit in the organization’s culture and the offered job description.
Are you going for a job interview? Or are you going to prepare yourself for upcoming jobs? Here we have some tips that How to prepare yourself for a job interview, which you should follow before going for an interview.
Keep Your Resume Updated :
When you are going for an interview you should carry an updated copy of your resume or CV. It is very important that the content of your resume should be short, precise and to the point, because your resume tells about your professional degree, academics, and your background. Your resume gives the first impression of you on the interviewer.
Make short research about the organization:
Before going on an interview, a candidate should study about the company profile. Check the company website or do some search on Google like what the company does, how it is founded, its mission & vision, including product or service what they are offering etc. Also, check the latest news and press release of the company.
Analyze the Job:
Check and understand the job description very carefully. What type of skill and knowledge the Company is looking for, or what will be the job role etc. All such things are already mentioned in the JD. So, a candidate must read and study the job role or specific terms (technology, language, tools etc.) used in the job description.
Do Practice of Response:
In most of the interviews, questions asked by the employer or interviewer are based on your resume. If you have mentioned any technology, tools, languages, career goal, hobbies, past experience etc things in your resume then employer generally asked about the same. Therefore you should make practice the answers. This pre-practice of answers and responses will make you calm at the time of the interview. You will not scramble while giving the answers.
What to wear:
Your dressing style makes your image. A candidate must be well dressed and should be more appealing for an interview. Make sure your clothes should not be tacky and gaudy because it gives a bad impression on you. You must wear formals, business casuals, neat and clean ironed clothes, polished or dust free footwear etc. For the girls, wear light makeup if you put makeup on your face because you are going for an interview, not for a party. Be sure that your overall appearance is more soothing and appealing.
Remember Interview Etiquette:
This is the most important thing that a candidate must have basic interview etiquettes. Like How to greet, how to start an interview, how to sit, your gestures and postures, confidence level etc. are ranked in the interview. You should carefully listen to the questions asked by the recruiter so that you can reply in the best words. Because a good listener becomes a good speaker. You can also watch some interview videos on YouTube to get ideas about basic etiquettes.