How to Ace Your Next Job Interview
The job interview can be tough and is an incredibly nerve-wracking experience for most of us. But you’ve made it this far, so it’s time to show what you can do. Try these tips for acing your next interview and landing your perfect job.
Research the Company and Role
Preparedness is key to acing the job interview. Find out what the business does, what your interviewers do, and their approach to work. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to answer their questions. Research what you’ll be doing and think about all of the skills that make you suitable for the role.
Prepare Questions and Answers
Prepare questions and practise answering them out loud. Common questions include ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years time?’ or ‘tell me about yourself’. Demonstrate your knowledge, experience & skill. As previously stated, preparedness is key to feeling confident and acing an interview. Also prepare the questions to ask your interviewer at the end of the interview to find out more, such as ‘how would you describe the company culture?’.
Dressing well will make a good first impression, and that you’ve made the effort for your interviewers. That means no trainers, tracksuits or un-ironed shirts. It helps to ask what the dress code is and dress similar to this, so you’ll look like you’ll fit in at that job.
Don’t Be Late
Again, arriving early will make a good first impression, which is vital in an interview situation. This will also represent your good organisation as you’ve had to find the location in time. It’ll portray your professionalism – if you’re late to an interview will you arrive on time to work? Prepare your route and how you will get to the interview to make sure you’re there on time.
Portray Positive Body Language
It’s not just about what you say. Smile and make eye contact with the interviewer, as this will show that you’re friendly, interested and enthusiastic about the role and genuinely want to be there to find out more. Don’t yawn or slouch, as this will show that you’d rather be somewhere else and not interested in the role.
Have Positive Thoughts
Thinking positively will also help block out any negative thoughts that can lead to anxiety, doubts, and nerves. Take your time to answer the questions and remember that you got to this interview stage because the company sees potential in you, and you have the potential to get the job.
In your next job interview, remember these tips. Research the company and role, prepare questions and answers, dress to impress, don’t be late, smile, and stay positive. You’re sure to ace your next interview and land your perfect job. And don’t panic if you don’t get this job or ace this interview, there will be others, this just wasn’t the one for you.