It can be very daunting, preparing for a job interview. You have already made a couple of large steps to get to this point. In fact you have made the biggest jump to change your job and then got accepted for an interview. You may have to have lots of answers prepared beforehand. Especially if they are questions on yourself. Sometimes I find those the hardest. Talking about yourself in the spotlight in front of people who have the power to decide your fate is one of the toughest things. But preparing is key.
Coming at it from the other side, I have helped out with job interviews. So these are also some of the things I would be expecting as an interviewer. If you are a business and looking for help in finding the right people for your workplace TMI Resourcing can help,
I have come up with these top tips on preparing for a job interview to give you a helping hand.
- Dress smartly – Show the employer how you could represent their organisation.
- Don’t be late – Give yourself plenty of time to get there and allow time for traffic.
- Do prep work on the organisation – Research. Be prepared to talk about the organisation and why you want to work there.
- Know your skills, abilities and experiences – Chat to them about how your skills fit their organisation. Refer back to your own abilities and experiences. Show them that you believe you can do the job.
- Be ready to ask relevant questions – Ask questions about the position to see if it’s for you.
- Be focused – Look your interviewer directly in the eye, focusing on what they are saying and don’t forget to smile.
- End positively – Saying something as simple as “I look forward to hearing from you”
I spoke earlier about how hard it can be to talk about yourself when asked. Therefore I have given you here five of the most commonly asked questions that you need to have answers for to stand out among the rest.
Here are a 5 of the most commonly asked questions at an interview:
- What can you tell me about yourself?
- Can you list your strengths?
- What weaknesses do you have?
- Why do you want to work here?
- Is there anything that you would like to ask me?
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I hope these tips come in very helpful to you in your job hunting quests.
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