If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve been invited to a job interview. Congratulations! You’ll be meeting with a hiring manager or recruiter who will ask questions and take notes during the course of the interview. But before your big day arrives, there’s some prep work to do. Read on for our handy guide to preparing for an interview, so it goes as smoothly as possible.
The first thing you should do is research the company you’re interviewing with – find out their mission statement, values and history if possible. This can often help answer any questions they may have about your experience in line with what they’re looking for from potential employees, which will show them how well-prepared and committed to them you really. What else?
1. Think carefully what you are going to wear.
2. Have you thought about your interview questions? How will you answer them?
3. Make sure your resume is up-to-date and free of errors.
4. Show interest in the company and practice talking about it.
5. Bring printed materials that relate to their work. Show you have done your homework
6. Be prepared with examples from your success stories. Don’t be vague.
7. Prepare intelligent questions. Don’t finish your interview without having to ask at least one good question.