Top 6 Job interview Preparation Tips
The majority of people seem to dread one thing, and there are very few who don’t dread it : job interviews.
Unless you are properly prepared, a job interview can be disastrous, on top of being very stressful. Nonetheless, there are ways to prepare for your job interview. Below are the top 6 job interview preparation tips – all of which will help you in being successful with your interview.
Firstly, you must be prepared with all the basic facts.
Basic facts about what?
About you! Not only that, you should have them all memorized. As dumb as it may sound, many people blank out when they are asked about their educational qualifications, interests, hobbies, family and so on. When answering questions related to these things, be sure to answer them in such a way that you show you are the ideal candidate for the job on offer.
Next, you must have hard evidence to back up what you are saying about your previous work experience. No, I do not mean papers proving that you worked there. Furthermore, you must explain exactly what you did at the job, and try to elaborate and show why the tasks you did in the past would help make you perfect candidate for this job.
Always be enthusiastic about the job. If you seem like you are only there for one reason, and that is to make money, chances are, you will not be hired. You must show that you have a passion for the job, and you enjoy doing the work. If you can do this effectively, your chances of being hired will skyrocket. Employers are always looking for enthusiastic employees.
Qualities and skills are very important. Prior to being interviewed, you need to think of what qualities and skills are required for the job you are being interviewed for. You then need to pin down which of the qualities and skills you have, and then think of specific examples you will be able to cite to the interviewer supporting those qualities and skills.
As nervous as you may be, don’t show it. Fear and nervousness never look good with an employer. If you get nervous very often, practice the interview with a friend or family member prior to coming for the real interview. It will help.
Last but not the least, do your best to look good. Appearance is always important, and will play a big role as for your first impression with the employer. Dressing nice is a must when attending a job interview. Companies have an image to maintain, and appearance has a big effect on that image. For males, it is important to come clean cut and shaven. As for females, a simple, but nice hairdo is best. Nothing too fancy though – unless you’re being interviewed for a modeling job. As far as clothes go, men can wear a dress shirt and dress pants, and female can do the same. Alternatively, females can wear a nice dress.