An Interview is like an audition. It is the first , and most important chance you get to sell your self. In the same token, you get to see if this sounds like a good fit for you. To ace your interview, you should be prepared on what and what not to do.
Here are some pointers to follow:
Familiarize your self with questions that may come up:
Why would you be a good fit for this company?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Can you tell me about yourself?
How well do you work with others?
What drives you?
What do you know about our company?
Out of all the applicants why should we choose you?
Would you describe yourself as a leader?
Are you a self starter?
Make a list of questions you want to ask:
Why would your company be a good fit for me?
Can you tell me something I may not know about your company?
What type of benefits do you offer?
Is there room for advancement?
What do you look for from an employee?
Do you plan to be around for a long time? …..This may sound like an odd question, but you want to let them know that you are looking for a long term career.
* These are some examples of questions that may arise.
Try and research the company as much as you can. Doing this will help you to try and figure out some questions that may come up.
Bring supplies like a notebook and a pen.
Take notes. Write down the positives and negatives.
Bring your resume.
Be on time.
Show interest, sit upright and exhume confidence.
Dress to impress, no matter what type of interview never go dressed casual.
Stay relaxed and be yourself:
Don’t try and present false advertisement about yourself. If you are not familiar with a certain procedure that may be in your job description, be honest and say that you are willing to learn what ever will help you to excel at your position.
Try to stay relaxed. To ace your interview, you want the person or people interviewing you to see that you exhilarate confidence. This will enforce how you will tend to handle the position you are applying for.
You can practice answering questions out loud. Here is a quick video you can watch on being relaxed.
Try to think of it as they need you, don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself. If it’s not a right fit, you will find something else which is. Be confident and say to yourself “I can”, remove the T from “Can’t”.
Now Ace Your Interview
Say some affirmations to yourself. Something like ,” I deserve this and I am going to nail it”.
“This position is mine for the taking”. Anything that you want to confirm to yourself, say it on your way to the interview and while you are waiting to be seen. This will help to increase your confidence right before.
Going on an interview can be a bit intimidating, but if you go in prepared, with the right frame of mind you will harness the power to acquire any position you are qualified for. No one is better than you. Don’t ever doubt your abilities, or sell yourself short. Always hold your head up high, be confident and act as if the job is yours. Be humble, not cocky and GOOD LUCK in your future endeavors!!