In this content, I will be discussing with you some important and valid steps you need to come out in flying colors in interviews.
Research the company you hoped to work for, the more you know about the firm, the better the impression you will make during the interview your research will equally help you determine whether the company has the type of work you want.
Next, think about what you will wear to the interview, make sure you wear appropriate neat, clean clothing.
Smart dress and grooming tell the prospective employer that you take pride in your work. Choose your clothes long before you are due to attend your interview so that you don't feel rushed and unnecessarily increase your level of stress prior to the meeting.
DON'TS FOR WOMEN;
-Shorts skirts or extreme firm fitting garments.
-Strong perfume or heavily scented body products.
-Distracting or noisy jewelry
-Visible body piercing and tattoos
-Jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, canvas slip-on
-Sunglasses wore as headband
-Exposed Technology, Turn off mobile phones and keep out of sight during an interview.
Furthermore, make sure you Dress smartly, look bright and attentive and speak clearly and confidently. The first impression count- studies shows that employers make a decision about whether to hire you within the next five minutes on average.
Find out where the venue is beforehand, how to get there and how long it takes.
Get your output ready the night before.
Find out what kind of interview it will be so that you can prepare
Prepare answers for leading questions for instance, why do you want the job? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Tell us about yourself etc.
Make about three or four points in your answers.
Quote real examples of when you have used certain skills - just saying you have got skills isn't well enough.
Prepare some questions to ask the interviewer after he or she must have finished interviewing you. Make use of the opportunity to enquire more about the role and the company (don't ask about money just yet)
When discussing salary, know your market value or worth and start quoting a little higher
Treat the interviewer with respect and give them your undivided attention
Keep your answers focused on what you can do for the employer not what they can do for you.
Conclusively, Get feedback on your performance whether you were successful or not.
WHAT NOT TO DO;
Don't be late; If you are late you will make an overwhelmingly negative impression, remember there are no second chance to rectify the first impression. I will recommend arriving for your interview not lesser than 15 minutes early. Of course arriving too early is not wise.
Don't swear or use slang words
Don't slouch in your seat or do anything that makes you uninterested.
Don't lie: The interviewer may see through you, even if you get the job your employer can dismiss you if they later find out that you have not been honest
I wish you best of luck.
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