Top 10 Tips For Your Next Interview!
This list gives a list of tips for acing your job interview. This list is helpful for anyone who is potentially looking for a new or better job and need help with what to do in terms of interviews. Some of the most important advice is listed here for anyone to pass their interview with flying colors.
Proof Read Your Resume Before Sending
Before even getting your interview, make sure to look over your resume and see that everything is spelled correctly, everything is formatted in a consistent manner, that your resume is using consistent font styles and sizes, that none of your information is redundant. These are very important first impressions for the person interviewing you if you get selected for the process!
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare,
ALWAYS prepare for your job interview if you get it. There is nothing worse than going to an interview and knowing NOTHING about the company you are applying to. That is the same as saying to your interview, "hey I kind of want this job, but I don't want to put in any effort". This is a big red flag! So make sure to study the company you are interviewing for.
Make sure to leave a good first impression when you walk into that interview room. Wear your best business style clothes and stand up straight. Look like you are very interested in the job that you are interviewing for. Most interviewers decide if they want you back for a second round or to higher you within the first 30 seconds of seeing you!
Sometimes during your interview, you may feel that it is lasting forever, make sure that you continue to sit in an active manner and don't look bored. Make sure to keep smiling and being attentive so that your interviewer will think that you are very interested in the job.
Don't feel that you need to be modest during your interview. You are there to get a job, show them why you deserve it by bring out all 9 yards. Show them that you have the abilities, communication skills, punctuality, experience, and anything else that is required of the job.
Always Ask Questions
Asking questions is a must because an interview is a two way street. Not only is the interviewer trying to find out about you, but you are also finding out more about the company that you are interviewing for. It also shows that you are actually interested in the company rather than just going with the flow.
When Faced With A Tough Question
It's okay to not answer a tough brainteasing question for a few moments as you collect your thoughts. It is better to think about these tough questions, as you are supposed to, than saying anything that comes into mind. The interviewer will view a well thought out answer much better than something random you say off the top of your head.
Go to Mock Interviews
If you have mock interview tutorials available make sure to seize these opportunities and practice as much as you can. Practice makes perfect, you will realize that you may make certain mistakes during these mock interviews that you can fix before going to your actual interview.
It is of top importance that you always, ALWAYS, follow up after your interview with the person you were interviewing. Write a thank you email expressing your interest in the company and thanking them for taking their time out for you. This is to show appreciation and interest in the company.
What Happens If You Don't Get the Job?
Don't worry if you don't get the job, but make sure to find out why. Ask your interviewer what went wrong and what the reasons were for not getting the job. This will provide constructive criticism for you so that you can prepare and perform better on future interviews!
All these tips are important, but in my opinion the most important tip is what if you don't get the job. The reason is that this will happen more often than actually getting a job, but with failure will come success. It is good to get rejected sometimes so that you can see what your weak points were and fix them so that you are that much stronger for the future.