Job Interview Tips
The second step in getting the job is meeting the potential employer for an interview. The first step that an applicant has successfully completed was sending your application and passing the screening process of the company.
The employer got the resume through a variety of sources that can be from an ad that was posted, a referral from a friend or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an application by logging on the company’s website.
Here are a few tips that will help in having a successful interview:
Before going to an interview, it is best to do some research about the company one is applying to.
It is also best to practice with a friend or family member mock interview questions that the employer will likely ask so you do not choke during the real interview.
When you go for an interview, it is best to always arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. This shows employers that you are punctual which serves as a good attribute in a potential employee.
When meeting an employer, you should bring an extra copy of your resume and other documents that are needed if asked certain questions. For example, professional architects and photographers have portfolios of their work which may impress the interviewer.
It is always best to dress appropriately. This shows the employer that you are sincerely applying for the job. Fingernails and hair should be well groomed for the interview. The outfit worn should be professional. This means shoes match the outfit and jewelry is toned down for the interview.
When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone-crushing) handshake which is always a good start to get the interview moving.
During the course of the interview, listen very well to the questions asked. Each must be answered truthfully and confidently to be able to sell yourself to the potential employer.
Afterwards, the applicant should thank the recruiter for the time they took to meet for the interview.