Tips for nailing your next interview

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Do your own research on the company

A great icebreaker before an interview is to know as much as you can about the company. You will be more confident during the whole process. A simple google search and you can find the company's website, press releases, and social media accounts.

Identify the current goals and objectives of the company. While doing this, think about what makes you a good fit. Make a note of these points, so you can highlight a few of them during the interview.

Prepare a Few Examples of Your Work

If possible take a few examples of your work with you. For example, if you are applying for a programming position, take a copy of one of your applications with you. Press releases, internal newsletter stories, the audio from speeches you have given about projects you have worked can all be useful. They provide hard proof to the interview panel that you know what you are doing. Do your best to make sure that the examples you choose are relevant to the role you are applying for.

Prepare a Few Questions for the Interviewer

Most employers expect you to ask one or two questions during the interview. You need to prepare questions that will show interviewers how interested you are in working with them.

For instance, you can ask about the responsibilities involved in the job you have applied for. This will help you to better understand what is required of you. Asking intelligent questions greatly increases your chance of getting the job.

Ensure That You Have Dressed Appropriately

How you dress for an interview really matters. The right outfit will help you to make a good first impression.

You have to look professional. To get the dress code right, ask the recruiter how the firm’s employees typically dress in the workplace. If you don’t have someone to ask, take a look at their website and social media to see how their employees generally dress.

Ensure that everything is spotlessly clean and pressed. In most cases, loud colors will not be appropriate. The majority of interviewers will view them as being inappropriate.

Don’t forget the little things. Get rid of stains, holes, or loose threads. Finally, ensure that your shoes and nails are clean.

These are only a few great tips to ace your interview. There are a ton more, but the biggest thing to remember is to be confident. You made it to the interview and that's a big sign of your worth candidate. Everyone did not make it to this moment and it's your time shine.

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