25 Interview Tips To Help You Get The Job

 

25 Interview Tips To Help You Get The Job

25 Interview Tips To Help You Get The Job

In this Article you’ll learn about interview tips, whether you want to apply for new job, or to teach others how to deal with interview with useful tips. in hope these interview tips can boost your motivation when you try to find a new job.

When you’re searching for a new job, there are few better feelings than being invited to come in for a job interview. This is your big chance to show a prospective employer that you’re a great fit for their environment and that hiring you would be a wise decision. It’s your foot in the door the opens up wide to bigger and better things.

 

 

Of course, job interviews can also be nerve wracking and intimidating. What if you get asked a question you can’t answer? What should you wear? And how long should you talk about yourself? Check out these 25 interview tips for some great advice on nailing your next job interview. There may be no guarantee that you’ll get the job if you follow these tips, but they’ll certainly help.

 

 

  1. Before going into your job interview, learn all you can about the company. This will make you feel more prepared and also better informed to answer and ask questions. Research the company’s history, mission, purpose, current market standing, latest news, and anything else that’s relevant.

 

  1. Prepare your own narrative. Almost every job interview starts with the infamous “Tell me about yourself” question. Be ready for it! Have a pithy response of no more than two minutes that gives all the best and relevant information about yourself.

 

  1. You’re also likely to be asked about your weaknesses. Prepare an answer that honestly reveals an area in which you struggle and also explains how you’re addressing the problem so that it’s no longer a weakness.

 

  1. Research other common interview questions and prepare answers.

 

  1. Dress to impress! Business attire is almost always the best choice for a job interview. This means a suit and tie for men and a conservative suit for women. You can personalize what you’re wearing with a small accessory, but keep it minimal. As many job coaches will tell you, it’s a good idea to dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.

 

  1. Watch what you eat beforehand. You definitely don’t want to eat a heavy meal just before a job interview, because any nervousness at all will make your stomach hurt. Also, you won’t want to drink too much before an interview, or you’ll need to take a lot of bathroom breaks. Next, don’t eat anything with a strong smell that will linger. Finally, have some caffeine if you need it, but don’t have too much or you’ll appear jumpy.

 

  1. Take at least 30 minutes to relax before you leave for your interview. Breathe slowly and deliberately, listen to calming music, visualize your success, and try other relaxation techniques to help you go in with a clear mind and a calm body.

 

  1. Be on time for your interview. In fact, be 15 minutes early. There are very few good excuses for being late to a job interview. If you’re not familiar with the part of town where your interview will take place, do a dry run the day before. Also account for traffic, time to park, and other unforeseen holdups.

 

  1. Turn off your cell phone! Your interview is extremely important. Alerts for text messages from your friends are not.

 

  1. Smile and be courteous to everyone. You want to make a good impression with your interviewer, of course, but you also want everyone else you encounter to like you and feel that you’e the right person to join their team.

 

  1. Have a hard copy or a digital copy of your resume and portfolio ready to go. If you’re using a digital version, bring a laptop or tablet (or two!) so that your interviewers can access it easily. Also bring extra hard copies of your resume and contact info for at least three references.

 

  1. When you are introduced, give a firm handshake and use the person’s name. Make sure you remember their name (with whatever memory strategy works best for you), and use it once or twice during the interview.

 

  1. Pay close attention to the questions you are asked, and do your best to answer them honestly and completely. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you’re unsure.

 

  1. Keep your answers succinct. If you need to give examples, one or two should suffice. What you want to avoid is talking so much that your interviewer can’t get a word in.

 

  1. Have one or two questions to ask your interviewers. Try to ask questions that highlight your strengths and ask how they will fit in with the employer’s business culture.

 

  1. Keep it professional. It’s alright to mention your beautiful kids, your love of water polo, or your baking hobby, but don’t dwell on those things. The employer is interested in you because of your professional skills, so keep your conversation mostly to that.

 

  1. Similarly, don’t bring up your personal opinions on hot-button social issues. You never know if your interviewer may hold an opposing view. If he or she does, it could mean that you don’t get the job.

 

  1. Refer to a book you’ve read recently as you answer questions. It can be fiction or nonfiction, as long as its intelligent. (So, no romance novels or rockstar memoirs.) This shows employers that you are thoughtful and are interested in learning as much as you can.

 

  1. Stay positive. If you had a bad experience with a previous employer, try to frame it in a more upbeat way. Do your best to avoid speaking negatively about past employers or co-workers, as it will reflect poorly on you alone in a job interview.

 

  1. Pay attention to body language. Sit up straight, gesture where appropriate, nod and smile when they’re called for, and avoid indulging in bad habits like fidgeting or picking at your nails.

 

  1. Take notes with either a pen and notepad or a tablet. (A laptop can be too big and intrusive.) Not only will this help you remember important points discussed during the interview, but it shows the interviewer that you’re paying close attention. It also demonstrates that you won’t be likely to forget things when your’e working for them.

 

  1. Don’t bring up salary on a first interview. However, it’s a good idea to find out the salary range of the job before you go in for the interview, as well as what your skills are worth in the current market.

 

  1. If the interview is over lunch or dinner, avoid drinking alcohol at all costs. It may help to relax you, but it also takes your mental sharpness away. Also, take a cue on what to order from your interviewers: stay within the same general price range and food type.

 

  1. Be yourself, and be honest. It makes things much easier, as you won’t have to backtrack and wonder if you were being consistent from one answer to the next. And, you won’t feel the need to keep up a false appearance when you get offered the job and actually work there.

 

  1. After the interview, write a thank you note!. Email is fine, though it should still be in the format of a formal letter. Or, you can send a letter via regular mail. Restate your interest in the position, maybe state one or two things that excite you about it, and highlight one or two key points from your interview.

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