Five Tips to Acing That Job Interview
If you're like most people, you probably don't particularly
enjoy job interviews. They're certainly amongst the most
stressful occasions that you'll have in your life. Are there any
tips that'll help? There certainly are.
The five tips below, if taken to heart and acted upon will
probably give you an advantage over about 80% of all job
applicants who do little or no preparation for the interview.
And that is probably the biggest tip in itself - and a theme
that runs through all five tips below - PREPARATION.
The more you prepare beforehand, the more confident you'll be
going in to the interview, and the more confident you'll appear
during the interview.
So, without further ado, here are the five tips that'll put you
streets ahead of the competition at job interviews:
1. Have all of the basic facts about yourself properly rehearsed
in your mind. These include education, hobbies, interests and
previous work experience. Try to slant what you say about your
education, your interests and the roles you've had in your jobs
to date to show why you would be the ideal candidate for this
Reinforce your job application with real evidence of what you've
done in previous jobs. Don't just give a bland one or two word
description of your role - elaborate. Give specific descriptions
of individual aspects of the work you did. Again, try to
emphasize examples of tasks you performed that would make you
perfect for the job you've applied for.
3. Make sure you demonstrate enthusiasm for the job you're being
interviewed for. Remember, the interviewer is looking for
someone they feel will be ideally suited to the role advertised.
If you come across as having very little interest in the
position, do you think you'll be offered it? Make sure you do
your research on the company offering the job and the job role
itself so that you give a good impression of your knowledge at
4. Work out beforehand the kind of skills and qualities you feel
you would need to carry out the job you're applying for and
think of as many good examples as you can of how you've
demonstrated these in your work and private life to date.
5. Make an effort with your appearance. Remember, first
impressions are the only impressions the interviewer is going to
have of you, so go all out to make those first impressions
count. Think about the kind of character qualities and
personality qualities you think someone good at the job you've
applied for would demonstrate, and try to come across at the
interview as having those qualities.
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