Can you still recall your first interview?
Or if you’re actively looking for a job, do you remember the recent interview you had?
The combination of uneasiness, jitters, and mental block can have a significant impact on the outcome of your job interview.
Hence, to help you get ready for your next job interview, get your notebook and pen or pull out your phone and take some notes, as I am going to share seven (7) important tips to succeed in your next interview:
Don't forget to eat your meal – Whether it is breakfast, a snack, or lunch, make sure you eat before your interview. As recruiters, we look at the energy of the people we interview. Zero energy can indicate that you are not interested. So, make sure to eat!
Be on time – Being late or not showing up for an interview is a reflection of your character. If there is an emergency and you won’t make it to your scheduled interview, kindly notify and advise your recruiter because we will gladly reschedule. In addition, you must keep your lines open because sometimes we reach out via text message or phone call if there will be any changes to our schedule.
Know the content of your CV or resume – Recruiters will ask about your education and work experience; remember, consistency is key! Review the information on your CV. It must match the information on your application form on our company's website. Also, you can check out Cindy's tips on how to make your CV stand out. Here’s a gentle reminder about the difference between a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a resume. A CV is usually two pages or more because it consists of all the data about your experience, while a Resume is a one-page brief but accurate summary of your profile.
Do your research – Of course, your interviewers will ask you what you know about the company; thus, it is important to know the background of the company you wish to be a part of. You can look up who the owners are, the nature of the business, and the location. Frontline has a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook Careers, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, and our website, where you can learn more about our FAmily, our activities, and the vacant roles.
Dress to impress – Whether face-to-face or online, it is important to dress properly and look presentable. You do not need to be super formal, go for smart casual.
Check your I.C.A.N. – If you will have an online interview, make sure that your Internet connection is stable, the Camera and Audio are working, and you are in a Noise-free and well-lit environment.
Do not be afraid to ask questions –You can prepare possible questions at the end of the interview to show your interest in the company.
I hope you have picked up a tip or two or, even better, that you remembered everything I have shared to help you prepare for your next job interview.
As said by Benjamin Franklin “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
I would love to hear your thoughts. If you find these recommendations useful or if you’ve secured a job with them, please email me at email@example.com to inspire my day.
Stay safe, and good luck! 😊