Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 by Klaudia Stybulkowska — No comments
When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared…
Being selected for the interview stage is already a success – you have been chosen amongst many candidates, who applied for the position, so research and preparation is essential to guarantee interview success.
To help you organise and plan ahead, we have come up with some useful tips for the face-to-face interview. So stop stressing and get ready now!
In depth research:
Find out as much as you can about the company – start few days before the interview. Go on their website, find out what sector they specialise in, have they recently completed any major projects?
Does the company have a page on social media? If yes, have a look at posts, feedback, reviews so you can see what the company and its employees are talking about.
Make notes, read them couple of times before the interview and memorise the information. This will help you to be more confident when talking about the knowledge you have of the company.
Read the job advert – have a look at the job description again to refresh your memory. It’s vital you explain why you think you would be suitable for the position and whether you match the qualification and skills required.
Do a research on the most common questions asked during an interview. Some may include:
- How would you describe yourself? When asked this question try to include points, which will be relevant for the job position you have applied for. Make sure your answer isn’t too long and will make the interviewer find out more about you.
- Why do you want to work with us? This question is very common and it is to check if you have done a research on the company and whether you will be a good fit to the team. The best way to prepare for this question is to do your homework and learn about the products, services, mission, history and culture of this workplace.
- What’s your weakness? When answering this question you may feel awkward because you would rather talk about your accomplishments during the interview. However, if you explain your weakness and then mention you’re striving to improve/change this in a certain way, you will finish on a positive note.
Your answers need to be unique and truthful, so you can impress your interviewer.
Some other important points include:
Outfit – many companies still expect interviewees to dress smartly, so make sure your outfit is suitable.
Punctuality – make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your interview to avoid your stress level going up and giving the employer a bad impression.
After the interview – give the interviewer a firm handshake and thank for the time and opportunity to attend the interview.
As you can see interviews can be less stressful if you take time and effort to thoroughly prepare. If you have any further questions please feel free to comment below or email us.