You have been hitting the pavement, using your social networking and even been scouring the local newspapers for the perfect job opportunity.
You are sitting having a relaxing cup of coffee and your phone rings. You answer your phone to be asked if you would be willing to go in for an interview for the job you applied for. Your head starts spinning with excitement and you agree to the date and time.
Once you hang up you want to jump up and dance but you know there are things that you need to do to be ready for the interview. Of course, you are so excited you cannot remember them all!
Job Interview Preparation Tips
Let’s look at the 10 things you should do to be ready. Job interview preparation tips come at great times and this is one of them.
- Study the company. The more you know about them the better you will be at the interview. This shows that you are truly interested in the job and have done your research. Understand what problem the business aims to solve and how the position you are applying for plays a part.
- Go through what your interview will be like and rehearse. The more you rehearse the better because you will be ready. Read this job interview tip list at least one more time and see how quickly that makes a difference in understanding, retention, and ability to take real action.
- Go online and learn who is who in the company. Read the latest press releases and if anything has recently happened within the company that has been written about.
- Get a list of questions ready that you would like to ask the interviewer. Do tip #1 first!
- Pick out your interview clothes. Do not wait until the last minute. You want to dress for success.
- Get a haircut and anything else that needs to be done for appearance. You have very little time to make that first impression so you need to own it.
- Have all of your papers and materials together in an organizer and ready to go to the interview. No being late because you misplaced one thing.
- Practice being positive. This will show in your interview that you are a positive person with positive energy. Let’s face it, people want to hire people they can actually work with. Turn that frown upside down!
- Review your resume and make sure it is all in order. Memorize the keys points and repeat #2.
- Get some rest the night before your interview! If you can do this for 2-3 nights, do it. You want to be fresh and ready to handle this interview professionally.
Although many of the above job interview preparation tips may seem like common sense it is easy to miss something. By checking your list and making sure everything is ready you may just hear the words – You’re Hired!
Now before you go . . . print this postand good luck!
What are the top three job interview prep tips you find most useful?