A great CV will definitely land you a chance at that dream job that keeps you awake at night. However, that’s not he end of hard work but the beginning of another very important phase for your career: preparing for interviews. You are presented with an opportunity to make your career dreams come true and only you can ruin it. At this point, you are given the chance to wow the potential employer and make sure they hire you.
As you may have noticed already, preparing for interviews is very crucial. It enables you to be at ease and confident while facing the panel. Believe it, you will need lots of confidence, without which you will not be able to prove your worth. The best way to master your confidence is through practising. I trust that you own a mirror, at least a piece of it. Dress up ‘for the interview’ and imagine that you are in that boardroom, several pairs of eyes peering at you, then do your thing! Imagine the questions they are likely to ask you and answer them. It gets better when you get someone to record a video of the whole ‘interview’ so you can critique yourself later. Have the person ask you the questions so it gets much better.
Do your research about the company of interest and the job position for which you will be interviewed. Interviewers often ask you questions about the company to see how much interested you are in the position. When you answer such questions correctly, you earn points for yourself. It makes you appear as a self motivated person, passionate about the job and smart.
While preparing for interviews, always take your time and know the city. You do not want to miss the interview because you took a wrong turn or got stuck in traffic. Find out which routes are the best to get you at the venue on time. It is advisable if possible to ask an employee of the company how they get to work in the morning. This will save you a lot of time, fuel and maybe your dream job too.
Choose appropriate clothes on time. If you have to go shopping for new clothes, fine. This is one of the most important days for your life and you cannot afford to leave anything to chance. Dress decently, especially ladies who are used to showing too much skin. This is not the occasion to get people drooling and ogling at you. It is much easier for men to choose their clothes but they too should be careful. Consider these tips.
Put your papers in order, then show up.The amount of time you spend preparing for interviews doesn’t really matter sometimes. All that matters is how ready you are. Are you ready to dazzle the panel? If yes, walk in confidently and nail it. If no, well, fake it till you make it.
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