An interview can be a great experience but without some preparation beforehand, it might not go the favorable way. Imagine yourself at an interview table, unprepared! You are dressed shabby, have no good resume presented and do not have enough confidence to answer your questions. Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? It doesn’t seem like a scenario you would prefer to be in. We know that every individual appearing for an interview must go prepared to give rocking interviews.
There are various things that you can do to prepare yourself for an interview. We have listed the important ones below.
Power of Your CV: A good Resume or Curriculum Vitae is regarded as a reflection of an individual’s professional qualities. You need to have a good CV since it is the first opening towards getting your dream job. It needs to make you stand out every single time. Pay attention to your resume. Check the format and make sure it is correct. Make sure there are no errors in your resume. Also, make sure that you show your resume to a couple of people so that they can tell you how you could improve it.
Research Company: Before giving any interview, it is necessary to know where you will be presenting yourself. Thereafter it is important to know the place you would like to work. Hence, Before appearing for an interview, research properly about the company. Start the research 4 to 5 days ahead of your interview. This will give you a clear idea about what questions might appear and what to expect.
Research Job role: Researching about your role is the next important task you have to accomplish. This is going to make you feel very empowered. If you know your duties and responsibilities thoroughly and understand that it best fits you, you can present the real you. It is going to impress your employers because you can show to them that you genuinely want this job.
Practice: It is necessary to prepare yourself for what you are going to say. Hence, you need to practice beforehand. For this, there are two excellent methods:
Self Awareness Test: First, you need to know what you are preparing yourself for. So, keep yourself down in a position of employers and list down qualities you would like to have in the person for the mentioned position. Finally, review your own qualities to verify that you have them. Filter it down and finalize a list and use it to prepare yourself.
STAR Method of Storytelling: STAR method of storytelling includes:
ResultPrepare yourself using this format. It can be the best method to present yourself to the interviewer giving a clear idea of who you are and what qualities you have.
Groom Yourself: It is necessary to look the best to present the best. The way you look adds to your confidence level. If you feel you are not looking amazing, your confidence goes down. So, it is important to look amazing to feel amazing. Your looks set the tone for the entire duration of the interview.
Dress Up: How you dress up for the interview is quite imperative. The first impression on any individual can lead you on throughout the interview. Dressing counts! Make sure you’re tidy and you have a professional get up. Keep it simple, yet elegant and smart.
Follow these smart tips and you can open the door to your interview room with a confidence. There are a whole lot of other tips and tricks that you can follow and we have a course in place for that.
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