Prepping for a job interview can be incredibly stressful. How can you know what questions they’ll ask? How can you prepare for a test when you don’t know what to study?
Don’t let the prospect of not knowing keep you from doing your due diligence and coming in prepared. Here are some ways to get prepared for your next job interview.
Job Interview Prep
The Right Attitude
First impressions are incredibly hard to break. As such, you need to enter the interview with the right attitude, the right energy and the right enthusiasm. If you come in looking disheveled, nervous and unprepared, then you’ll always appear that way to the interviewer.
Likewise, if you come in on your best footing, then they’re going to perceive you as a prime candidate for the position and a great interviewee. Help them make their mind up about you in the right way by starting strong.
Research the company you’re interviewing with. Find out what it is they do, what their niche in the market is, and what they offer the world and the market. Things like when they were founded, who their CEO is, and what they sell or do are all important to know before you sit down with the interviewer or panel.
That way, you’re not surprised when they mention something they do, and you look prepared and together.
What Makes You Great?
You’re great, and you’re easily ready for this position. However, you need to convince the interviewer of this. Just like they’re trying to sell you on the job, you need to sell them on yourself. Have a series of points about yourself prepared, and be ready to expand on your strengths.
Maybe you’re a people person, or you’re a quick learner with an eye for numbers. Whatever makes you uniquely suited for this job, make sure you highlight that for the interviewer.
You’re not only going to be answering questions for the interviewer, but you’re also going to be asking them questions. Ask about the position, about what you’ll be doing, ask about the workplace culture and expectations.
If you come prepared with some questions for the interviewer, they’ll get the sense that you’re taking this seriously and that you know how to be prepared.