How to prepare a interview before going to interview.


The success of your getting the job that you want depends largely on how well your interview for that job goes. Therefore, before you go in for interview, its is important that you prepare for it with a fair amount of research and planning. Take a look at the steps to follow in order to be well prepared for an interview.
1: Research the organization that you are having the interview with.

  • Studying  the company  before will help you more prepared at the time of the interview. You knowledge of the organization will help you answer questions at the time of the interview, and will leave you looking and feeling more confident. This is sure to make you stand out from other, not as well informed, candidates.
  • Looking for background information on the company. Ty and find an overview of the company and  its industry profile.
  • Visit the company website to get a good idea of what the company does. A company website offers a wealth of important information. Read and understand the company’s mission statement. Pay attention to the company’s products/services and client list. Read through any press releases to get an idea of the company’s project growth and stability.
  • Note down any question that you have after your Research has been completed.

2: Think about whether your skills and qualification match the job requirements.

  • Carefully read through an analyse the job description.
  • Make a note of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to fulfil the job requirements.
  • Take a look at the organization hierarchy. Figure out where the position you are applying for fits into this hierarchy.

3: Go Through the most typical interview question asked, and prepare your responses.

  • Remember, in most interview a mix of resume-based, behavioral and case study questions are asked.
  • Think about the kind of answered you would like to provide to typical asked in these three areas.
  • Practice these answers until you can express them confidently and clearly.
 4. Plan your attire for the interview.

  • It is always safest to opt formal business attire, unless expressly informed to dress in business casual (in which case you should use your best judgement).
  • Ensure that your clothes are clean and well-ironed. Pick neutral colours-nothing too bright or flashy.
  • The shoes you wear should match your clothes, and should be clean and suitable for an interview.
  • Remember, your aim is to leave everyone you meet with the impression that you are a professional and highly efficient person. 

5: Ensure that you have packed everything that you may require during the interview.

  • Carry a few copies of your resume. Use a good quality paper for your resume print outs.
  • Always take along a notepad and pen.
  • Take along any information you may need to refer to, in order to fill out an application from.
  • Carry a few samples of your work, if relevant.

6: Remember the importance of non-verbal communication.

  • Practice projecting confidence. Remind yourself to smile and make eye contact. Practice giving a firm handshake.
  • Keep in mind the importance of posture. Practise sitting up straight. Train yourself to stop nervous gestures like fidgeting and foot-tapping.
  • Practise keeping your reaction in check. Remember, your facial expressions provide a good insight into your true feeling. Practise projecting a positive image.

7: Make a list of questions to end the interview with.

  • Most interviews will end with the interviews(s) asking if have any questions. This is your chance to show that you have done your research and are interested in learning more about the company.
  • If the interviewer does not ask you this question, you can inform him/her that you have some question that you would like to disuses. This is the time for you refer to the notes you made while studying the company.
  • Some good questions to ask at this point are: 
  1. What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?
  2.  How will my performance be evaluated? 
  3.  What are the opportunities for advancement?
  4. What are the next steps in the hiring process?
  •  Remember, never ask for information that is easily available on the company website.

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