When called for an interview it is important to prepare yourself in advance. Your employer has considered your resume and found it interesting now they want to meet with you to see if you can fit in with the company. There are a number of simple tips for interview which can make it a little easier to get the job you are looking for.
1. First thing is to try to find as much information as possible about the company. The more you know about the company the better it is for you, search their website and any other info you can find on the internet about the company. Do not be impressed if the company is large size it is still run by people like you with may be more experience and qualifications. If you become too impress you will not be able to perform well during the interview.
2. Once done with the searching about the company think about the difficulat questions the interviewer might ask, such as why you want to work for the company, what are your career goals, what are your future plans, why should we hire you? You must practice these questions, you might be able to shed light on your qualifications, skills and work experiences but the above questions does give little problems to even the best prepared candidates. Practice with your family and friends so you would know a little bit more about your strengths and weaknesses.
3. When going for the interview consider your dress you need to dress appropriately for the interview. Formal dress is always better for the interview but try not to wear something too colorfull this might distract the attention of the interviewer. They want to see someone looking professional working for the company to enhanced company’s image so choose your dress appropriately. Just consider if you walk into a company and you see two people one dressed like a cowboy and the other in a formal dress, who would you approach for info or help?
4. Try to arrive a little early for the interview, you might have to wait in que for your number but you must expect to be called as soon as you arrived. If there is a set time for the interview and you arrive little late it might not give a good impression to the Interviewer. It is always better to work out how you would get there and do not forget to consider the public transport lateness, rush hour traffic problems and car parking issues. If the company is a little distance away from you it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the area.
5. Just remember when you go for the interview a firm handshake and a nice gentle smile with greetings will break the ice and give you a good start. While you will be answering questions you must look towards the interviewer and in their eyes with confidence and not towards some where else. Also it is important not to laugh or smile when the interviewer will ask questions with a serious tone you will have to try to adapt to their mood and emotions and keep your emotions to yourself.
6. Some questions might force you to lie about yourself but it might not be the best strategy, the employers or recruiters can guess when someone is not telling the truth. This could lead to panic and you will not be able to recover during interview. Even if there are certain areas and you feel you do not want them to find out, you must prepare yourself to explain or find reasons to explain to overcome this problem.
7. Do not rush to answer, listen carefully, think for a second and then communicate in the best possible way to give the first good impression about yourself. If the interviewer make a negative statement about something from your resume do not come to conclusion remain calm and try to explain but do not argue. They want to see how you behave during interview and your expressions are noted.
8. It is sometimes best to answer the questions asked and not to start a story or long explanation about something. Keep to the point but make sure you answer all the questions. It is not necessary sometimes to get 100% right but answering all question is required. If you follow the above tips for interview you will have a better chance to get the job you are applying for.
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