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Homework before an Interview


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The first interview call certainly brings a lot of excitement to any job seeker.

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Homework before an Interview

  1. 1. Homework before an Interview
  2. 2. <ul><li>The first interview call certainly brings a lot of excitement to any job seeker. It also adds lot of nervousness and anxiety , and at times a candidate may even get slightly afraid. This usually happens with almost all job seekers. Getting the first interview call is one of the toughest phases of a job search, and finally when you get an opportunity, you should make a proper use of it to show your skills and capabilities, and how you differ from others. With strategic planning you can leave a powerful impression on the interviewers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Before the interview, make an extensive study of the company that you have applied for. This significantly impresses the interviewers and also discloses your zeal and interest to get associated and work with that company. Know about the size, location and structure of the company, their products and services, potential markets where they have good presence, nature and type of clients, and current structure and value of assets. Also, know about the vision of the company’s CEO, recent news items about the company, and other possible information. It will be more useful if you obtain information on the company’s latest trends, problems, issues and buzzwords. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Added to the aforementioned, prepare yourself for the interview. Analyze and Identify your strong and weak points, this will help you to focus on what to say and what not to say. Scrutinize your problematic and tougher sections in your past track record; prepare to give convincing and strong reasons for them. Never provide any negative information about you unless asked for and when asked try to minimize them. Finally, make a list of the possible questions that are frequently asked in an interview and try to find out appropriate answers. Request someone to conduct a mock interview. </li></ul>