Like your morning coffee, entering an interview can elicit a unique blend of excitement and nerves.
After all, it's a pivotal moment where your skills, experiences, and personality converge to make a lasting impression!
Let’s unravel the secrets to interview success. Whether you're an experienced professional seeking a career change or a recent graduate taking your first step into the workforce, our insights will empower you with the confidence and arm you with the practical tips and strategies needed to survive and thrive in any interview scenario.
Once you’ve crafted an impeccable resume and geared up for your interview, these additional strategies will help you nail it:
Verify the time, place, and type of interview - A couple of days in advance, double check if you have the correct date and time. This will also help you to prepare and join the interview ahead.
Review the official job description - Familiarize yourself with the official job description for the position you seek. Determine keywords and imagine yourself doing the task listed on it to help you focus and align your answers and experiences for the interview.
Research about the company - Make sure to check the company’s vision, mission, and goals which can always be found on the company's website. You may also check the company's social media accounts to know the events happening in the company.
Remain positive and express friendliness - While some questions may be hard to answer, always bring back your response to why you are best suited for the role. Stay on topic, and always smile. This will help you convey a welcoming attitude towards others.
Dress appropriately - Although most interviews are conducted virtually nowadays, you should still look presentable and professional.
Mind your body language - Avoid treating the interview like you are on a talk show or just chatting with a friend. The interviewer will be observing you for your full abilities including verbal and non-verbal communication. So, sit upright but not too stiffly with your hands on your lap.
Do not bad mouth your previous company or its employees - You may not like your previous employer or colleagues but talking bad about them gives you a bad impression, not them.
Avoid being overly confident - Boasting or bragging is an immediate red flag. Rather than trying to impress your interviewer, you should channel your nervous energy towards connecting with them or building rapport.
Armed with these battle-tested strategies, you'll be able to tackle any interview! So, let's embark this journey together, and unlock the keys to not only securing the job you desire, but also establishing the foundation for your long-term professional success.
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