How To Ace A Job Interview
It is your lucky day: a potential employer has invited you to a face-to-face interview. Don’t be too happy just yet, because you will, probably, face a lot of competition for this position. However, if you come prepared, you will have an edge over other candidates.
How To Ace A Job Interview?
1) Do your research. Interviewers often ask, “What do you know about our company?” That’s why you should find out as much as you can about the organization’s past, their role in the market, who are their competitors, were they involved in any scandals, etc.
A good idea is to find articles on the company’s staff members, because you might have to work with or for them for a long period of time.
- How To Research A Topic
2) Rehearse answers to common interview questions. Here are some articles that you should definitely check out:
- Top 50 Job Interview Questions
- How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions
- How to Answer These Tricky Interview Questions
Ask a friend (preferably someone who conducts interviews on a regular basis) to play the role of the interviewer, then have him evaluate your performance. If you can, videotape this role-play and analyze what needs to be improved upon.
3) Pay attention to your body language. The interview begins as soon as you walk through the door. Your walk, your body posture, your smile, your handshake – everything will be evaluated.
- Cool Video: Body Language
- Body Language with Alan Pease
- How To Give A Great Presentation
5) Be punctual. If you come late, then this will tell the potential employer that you will likely be an unreliable worker.
6) Have a respectable online presence. Nowadays employers check out the candidates’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. You don’t want them to see an embarrassing picture of you, right?
7) Increase your emotional intelligence. Employers look for workers with excellent people skills.
- How To Develop Emotional Intelligence Skills
- Understanding Introverts: How To Succeed
- How To Earn Respect From People
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