Have you been struggling to find good employment? Between the competitive and sometimes confusing application process, the ever-increasing qualifications from employers, and stressful interviews, trying to land the job feels impossible.
Once you make it to that important interview stage, you're under a lot of pressure. Do you have the interview skills to rise to the challenge?
We want to offer you some advice. Keep reading for our top interview tips so you can find a new job
that you love.
One of the most important things that you have to do before going into your interview is researching the business. We know that you've been applying to places all over, but you want to give the impression that this business is the one that you've chosen to put all of your time into.
You also don't want to blank on any important questions.
When you go in knowing everything, the potential employers will be impressed. It will also help you answer questions in such a way that you look like the perfect employee.
Look into the company, read reviews from other employees if they're available, and don't be afraid to take notes and bring them with you.
Enter With Confidence
It's okay to be scared before your interview, but try to keep that fear off of your face. Appearing cool and collected will make your potential employers have more confidence in you.
Use different methods to calm yourself down and try to use confident body language. Sit with your shoulders straight, your head held high, and a smile in your eyes. Make sure that you're making eye contact with the people interviewing you.
Pretend that this is a performance (it kind of is). Your employers are sticking to a loose script, and while you don't know this script, you have a general idea of what they're going to ask.
Make sure you already know how to talk about your strengths and experience, and how those things will apply to this job specifically.
Prepare for that dreaded "greatest weakness" question so that it doesn't catch you off-guard. Don't stick with the standard "I'm a perfectionist!" or "I end up working through the night" answers.
Rehearse something honest but inoffensive and make sure that you're prepared to talk about how you're fixing it and how it might be a boon to the company.
Dress the Part
This may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised. It's important that you dress for the job that you want. This doesn't just mean not arriving at the interview in flip-flops and a muscle shirt.
All work cultures are different. While you should dress in a slightly elevated way (even if the work culture is casual), this doesn't mean that you should arrive in a suit and tie unless the work culture calls for it.
Make sure that your appearance is neat and put together regardless of the style that you're aiming for.
You Can Land the Job of Your Dreams
Knowing how to have a good interview is an important step if you want to land the job that you want. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to impressing your future employers.
Remember, practice makes perfect. When you anticipate success and feel prepared, you'll be ready for a successful interview.
Are you looking for your next dream job? We're here to help you find it. Check out our job postings to find a career for you.