The days and hours leading up to a job interview can be stressful.
What you may be surprised to learn is that even the smartest and most qualified job seekers spend time preparing for their job interviews. The answer for this is simple: Interviewing well is a skill, and as such it requires time and practice to develop.
Given there are no second chances when making a first impression, review our top 10 ways to prepare for a job interview below:
Based on the type of job you’re applying for, try to think about
what sorts of questions they’ll ask. Again, do some research
online to determine if the company has any values, mission
First impressions count. If you’re coming from the gym, yoga,
or just rolled out of bed, your employer will notice. Make sure
you have what you want to wear planned out well in advance of
Bings, beeps, and buzzes can be a disruption and can be very
off putting to your interviewer. Leave your phone behind if you
can. If you absolutely must keep you phone on, explain to the
interviewer why this might be necessary.
Avoid rambling on and on about your life, your career, your
pets…you name it. By have a framework of how you want to
answer certain questions planned out in advance, you can keep
your answers concise, and on point.
Write out answers to the questions you don’t want to be asked.
By having a very well formed idea of what you want to say to
the ‘hard’ questions, you are increasing your chances of
Here’s where you can really demonstrate your confidence.
Stand straight, make eye contact and connect with a good, firm
handshake. This brief but critical nonverbal impressions can
often make or break your interview.
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