7 Steps To Be Prepared For That Job Interview

When applying for a job, everyone definitely has to go through an interview. Job interviews gives us the chance to present ourselves positively to potential employers, so we definitely have to grasp the opportunity and do it well. So how do we be prepared for that job interview?

To get you started, take note of these 7 steps to prepare for that job interview and ace it:

  1. Research on the company
  2. Read the job description carefully
  3. Have your personal brand
  4. Prepare and practice some anticipated questions
  5. Dress appropriately
  6. Think of questions to ask in advance
  7. Send emails to follow up

Research on the company

It is crucial for you to find out more about the company. Know their values and updated information about them. Be aware of the company’s background and what they do. There is a high chance that they would ask you if you know what their company does, and if you don’t have basic knowledge about that, then it would give them the impression that you have no interest in their company. So remember to do your homework before the interview to be prepared for that job interview.

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Read the job description carefully

Be aware of what qualities they want in the job scope, so that you can emphasis on your qualities that are highly suited for the job. Knowing what they want in the job scope is important, if not they will think that you just applied on a whim and not because you are passionate in that area of expertise. So remember to be very clear of the specific skill sets they want before going for the interview. Also read our post to find out what are skill sets and how to develop them!

Have your personal brand

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You must know your personal brand. what makes you stand out? Who are you as a person? What are your values? Having a personal brand will make you unique and stand out among the rest of the candidates. The recruiters will need to know more about you to know that you are someone they want for the job scope and their team.

Prepare and practice some anticipated questions

Different companies may ask different questions, but there are some similar basic questions as well. Be sure to prepare some of them so that you won’t get caught off guard when they ask you those questions. Having a rough answer already will allow you to be more confident of what you want to get across instead of just thinking on the spot.

Most frequently asked questions:

  • Tell me more about yourself
  • Why our company?
  • Tell us why we should hire you
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why did you choose to apply for this position?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Dress appropriately

First impressions are very important. Make sure you dress up to look the part. A first impression may affect the rest of the interview, so make sure to dress up appropriately. Try doing some research on employee dress codes for the company and use that as a guide. A survey by JazzHr reported that 71 per cent of recruiters would not hire candidates who does not follow the dress code. So make sure not to make that mistake and dress for the job! Usually, business casual fits the bill, such as a button up shirt/blouse with dress pants/skirt.

Think of questions to ask in advance

Recruiters will always ask you if you have any questions for them. Never say no. By asking questions, it shows that you have great interest in their company and want to learn more. So, always think of some questions in advance to ask them.

Send emails to follow up

After the interview, send the recruiter an email to thank them for their time and once again emphasize how you are really passionate about the job and company. If there is no reply a few days later, send in an email to check up on the status. Don’t rush them, but it is good to check with them to show your great interest in the company.

Now that you are equipped with these tips, you are well prepared for that job interview and kill it! Most of all, remember to be confident, and be you!

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