5 Most Important Interview Tips
Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So get these 5 things right before & during the interview and the dream job will be all yours.
Conduct research on the hiring company & job opportunity
You must spend a good amount of time to conduct research about the hiring company & the requirements of the job. Information sources include the company’s website, other published materials, search engines, research tools, and your own network of contacts.
Review common interview questions & prepare responses
Another key to succeed in interviews is by preparing responses to expected general interview questions. Your objective is to compose detailed yet concise responses, focusing on specific examples and achievements. Please don’t memorize responses (they will make you look phony), but keep a mental note on few important talking points.
Wear good clothing that fits you well and is clean and pressed. Keep accessories and jewelry to a minimum. Try not to smoke or eat right before the interview — and if possible, brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
Don’t talk too much
Talking more than necessary in order to please the interviewer could be a huge mistake. During the interview, when you realize that you are just rambling while answering a question, take a pause to think of a better response & then go on. Keep your answers concise; yet try to give all the necessary details reg the question.
Ask insightful questions
Employers make a judgment about an applicant’s interest in the job by whether or not the interviewee asks any insightful questions about the job, work culture etc. So, be a smart job seeker by preparing questions to ask after the interview, & you can add any additional queries that might arise from the interview. But don’t over do it by asking more than 2-3 questions.
Finally, succeeding in job interviews takes a lot of research, practice, and persistence. The more effort you put into your interview preparation, the more success you’ll see in getting excellent job offers — especially if you remember and follow these 5 job interviewing tips.