Acing Your Next Job Interview In 5 Steps

No matter how confident you are, job interviews are always nerve racking. It’s like using few minutes to get yourself validated in front of a bunch of total strangers who have no idea you have a good sense of humor or dedicated. It is natural you’d want tense up and get twitchy but these 5 easy steps should be almost enough to keep you at ease during your next interview or scholarship interview.

Research the organization

This is the best way to get acquainted with the organization you’re interviewing with. Use every resource at your disposal to find out what you can about the organization: their aims, their objectives, background, mission statements etc. The internet is a great way to start! Research helps you get a general overview of what your interviewer needs and help prepare your responses to questions. Stop trying to wing it!

Compare your skills and the job requirements

If your qualifications do not match what a company is looking for, you’re going to make a mockery of yourself. Know what the job description entails and highlight on your skills and qualifications to match.

Appearance Still Matters

It is 2019 and we get that things have changed but appearance still remains your first impression during an interview. Dress to fit the company type. If you’re not sure or not stated, business casual is always your best bet and yes…iron your clothes…ALWAYS !

Prepare Days Ahead

There’s nothing embarrassing than getting to an interview location and remembering that your forgot a document at home. When you wait till the last minute you’re bound to forget something behind. Why not prepare everything days before and get a good night rest the day before.

Follow-up

Most interviewees think interviews end after they are asked to leave but picking a right fit happens after interviews. Send a thank you note to your interviewer and follow up. This is not sucking up, it means you actually care about the job…that’s an arrow in your quiver!

So next time you have an interview,  just keep these five tips in mind and good luck!

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