How to sell yourself in an interview
An Interview is usually the last part of the process and is also the most important if you nail your interview then you will be in front running to get the job. Before you even go in for your interview you do need to prepare and have yourselves prepped for it here is just a few tips that we recommend you do before the interview.
Know the company
Make sure that you know as much about the company as you can just simple information like what the company does, where there located, company size etc. Knowing the company will show your interviewers that you are interested in the company.
Research the Job Spec
Researching the Job Spec before the interview is very important because you will be asked questions about your skills and experience based on what your role entail. You will have already looked at the type of role when applying for the job but have a look at it again just to refresh your memory.
Know your Dates
This can be an area where people get caught out. Knowing certain information that is on your CV or the interviewer has found out from your references is important this can be duration of past employment or how long you have been unemployment as this is a very frequent question that is asked during an interview.
Practice makes perfect
The more you practice the more confident you will be on interview day, get your friends or family to ask you questions that might be asked and Click Here to get the most common interview questions. Another great way to prep is to practice in front of the mirror.
Now we are going to move onto interview day, this can be a nerve-racking time and you might feel anxious before it.
Arrive on Time
Arriving on time is very Important and it’s something the interviewers will be looking at as well but make sure you don’t arrive too early as you will be sitting around waiting and that might make you feel more nervous. We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the interview.
What to wear for an interview can be debatable but what we recommend that you do is dress accordingly for the interview as a lot of people think that you need to have a suit and tie, but that is not the case as you need to dress for the industry that you are been interviewed for. Now that you are prepped and dressed to impress we move onto during the interview which is the most important stage.
We know is harder said than done but remember to keep calm and breathe during the interview take your time and display confidence throughout. Answer the questions slowly and making sure you don’t over talk and engage in good eye contact throughout so that you can bring out your best self and ace that interview.
The last question in the interview is usually “Have you any Questions” this is usually where you will be relieved that its nearly over and you will be just excited to get out of there so a lot of people might go “No I don’t have any questions” But you should always ask the interviewers a question as it will show them that you are interested and excited about the job A simple and nice question to ask is “what does success look like in this role over the next 12 months”
Enjoy the Interview
We know it’s not the most enjoyable experience but try and enjoy it as it is also a great learning curve and experience for you. Treat the interview as a general chat and don’t let it daunt you and remember it’ll be over before you know it!! There is just some of the tips that we have for an interview and here at the career coach we also have a special programmed called the interview preparation where we will give you detailed notes and advise for your interview and give you mock interviews and practice questions to boost that confidence.
Click Here to read more about the programmed.
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