7 Important Things You Should Know before Your Job Interview

at 08:35 AM, 30/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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When it comes to a job interview, making the first
impression really does matter. You might have heard
the old saying, “You never get a second chance to
make a first impression.” Just the thought of a job
interview is rather intimidating and it can cause
stress, self-doubt and anxiety. When you are anxious,
it’s hard to make the best first impression, but there
are a few simple ways to succeed in your job
interview. The most effective way is preparation. You
need to do your research before your job interview,
and here are 7 important things you should certainly

1. Match your skills

A job description usually includes the necessary skills
required for the work. Try to match your skills before
your interview so that you know exactly your skill set.
The hiring manager may want you to show and prove
them why they should hire you. So, when you’re
asked, “Why should we choose you?” you can give a
detailed answer.

2. Know the name of your potential boss

One of the most important things you should know
before your job interview is your potential boss’s
name. When you receive the email or call notifying
you of a job interview, don’t forget to ask for the
boss’s name. Try to find out as much information as
possible about your potential boss and these details
will help you succeed in your job interview.

3. Find out the role of the company in the industry

Information is the key to success, so find out the role
of the company in the industry. If you’re hired, this
information will allow you to understand your role
better. Try to find out how the work interweaves with
the company and ask yourself, “Do you really want
this job?” If the company’s business isn’t in sync with
your own interests, maybe you don’t need this

4. Learn about recent projects

Recent projects accomplished by the potential
employer are a crucial topic during most job
interviews. Why not take the initiative to find out
more about them? It’s a huge advantage during a job
interview and it shows that you’re really interested in
working for the company.

5. Find out the company’s dress code

Knowing the dress code of the company is crucial,
especially if this company is ultra-conservative.
Although most offices have a business-casual dress
code, there are religious employers who frown on
shorter than average skirts and plunging necklines.
Find out these details and make sure you dress
appropriately for your job interview. Knowing what to
wear is actually half the battle of the job interview

6. Hide your tattoos

This might sound a bit odd. But ultra-conservative companies or large corporations usually frown on tattoos. Unfortunately, we forget about this thing
before interview and then we don’t know the reason
why we couldn’t succeed in our job interview. While
the flower or butterfly on your right or left hand is
beautiful, in-office employers wouldn’t like it.

7. Know your 5-year plan

One of the most common questions that most
interviewers ask their potential employees is, “Where
do you see yourself in 5 years?” Well, it’s rather
difficult question so think of it before your job
interview. You need to show your prospective boss
that you’re ambitious and you intend to work for their
company. Explaining your goals within their company
is a sure way to get hired.

Sheenor at 08:37 AM, 30/11/2014 (3 years ago)
(14726 | Hero) (m)
If you want to make the best first impression, make sure you prepare yourself before your job interview. Hopefully, these tips will help you to get the job of your dreams. If you have any other tips, feel free to share them with us in the comments section.



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