How to nail your next interview

If you are a job seeker you can realize an interview is the final step between you and getting the job you want. It is very important to take proper preparation before going to an interview so you can get the job. The interviewer should be left with a positive impression about you after the end of the interview. In this article, some tips and tricks are given on how you can do a good job in your next interview and get the job that you desire.

Know about the company in details

It is important to do your homework before your interview. The first thing that you need to do is do your research about the company. Know about the year it got established, the story behind their rise and success, about the people who are in top positions and are managing the business, about the top position holders background and where they came from. Knowing details about the company can give you an edge in the interview. Your interviewer will be someone you never met before but if you can research him online you will feel a lot more confident before stepping in for an interview.

Prepare a good resume and study it well

Most probably the first thing that the interviewer would ask for from you is your resume or it is possible that he already has that. Be sure that he would ask something from your resume like something about the college you were in, extracurricular activities that you took, what made you choose the program, why did you write this as your aim and objective and other questions that are specific to your resume. You should study the resume properly and prepare yourself with the questions that they can ask you from your resume.

Make a good impression

The very first thing that you need to do to make a good first impression is to dress properly for an interview. You have to go wearing formals and hide any tattoos or piercings that you have just to be safe. The next thing to make an impression is to show that you are confident. You should not be afraid to be yourself and answer all the questions that are asked to you confidently. Try to build rapport quickly with the interviewer so you can build strong chances to get selected for the interview.

Show them you are the deserving candidate for this job

You need to pay attention to what the interviewer asks you and not make him repeat anything twice. It is a good thing if you can somehow tell them about your skills and why you are a good fit for the job. Most of the interviewer would ask you this question to you directly. You must prepare this answer before you go to give an interview. Talk to the interviewer confidently and if they ask something about what you know about the company tell them about the research you did on the company and why you think you can be a good fit for the position you are applying for. Before you leave they will ask you to ask them some exit interview questions. It is important that you take them very seriously. You should be genuine and ask questions that you are really curious about. The questions you ask imply how interested you are in the company and the preparation you took for this interview.

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your interview

Being on time is a very important part of any job. For an interview to make a good impression you should arrive at least 30 minutes before the interview. If you have a mentality to arrive 30 minutes before the interview that you can’t be late for your interview. If you are for any reason late for your interview it makes a very bad impression.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.