10 tips for a job interview


You’ve been accepted for your dream job? You must now persuade them in an interview. What types of questions can you predict from the interviewer? Can you even prepare for an interview?

The first impression you make on the interviewer is often more important than your actual credentials. Along with your experience and education, your poise, attitude, basic social skills, and communication ability are evaluated. That’s why we have compiled interesting tips for candidates.

Knowing what to expect and taking a calculated approach can put you in an advantageous position and help you get ahead of the competition. You’ve taken the time to create an effective CV; now it’s time to move on to the next stage.

Here are 10 expert tips for a job interview to help you succeed in your job interview.




1. Explore the company


Understanding key details about the company you’re interviewing with can help you feel more confident in your interview. Using the company’s website, social media posts, and recent press releases will give you a solid understanding of the company’s goals and how your experience qualifies you for the position.


2. Clarify why you want the job


Prepare three to five key selling points for the interview, such as why you are the best candidate for the position. Prepare to tell the interviewer why you want the job, including what interests you about it and what benefits it provides that you value.


3. Arrive a little early


Plan your route to the interview location so that you arrive on time.  If you plan to take public transportation, make a backup plan in case of delays or closures.


Job interview tip: If you arrive early, take advantage of the extra time to observe workplace dynamics.


4. Prepare for common interview questions


Choose any list and consider which questions, given your age and status, you are most likely to face. Then practice your responses so you don’t have to fumble for them during the interview.


5. Practice good manners and body language


Use confident, approachable body language from the moment you walk into the building. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly before the interview to reduce anxiety and boost confidence. Maintain eye contact and a friendly smile. Don’t bring up previous positions or ex-colleagues. You are the focus of the interview.


6. In the first five minutes, score a success


According to some studies, interviewers form opinions about candidates within the first five minutes of the interview – and then spend the rest of the interview looking for things to confirm that decision!


7. Prepare smart questions for your job interview


Bring intelligent questions for the interviewer to display your knowledge of the company as well as your serious intent. Interviewers always ask if you have any questions, and you should always have one or two prepared.


8. Don’t be modest; sell yourself


The candidate who gets the job is usually the one who does the best in the job interview by demonstrating why they are the best candidate for the job and organization. Don’t hide your accomplishments; a job interview is not the time to be modest. Prepare several specific, tangible examples that display the impact you’ve had in your previous or current role.


9. Conduct some salary research


Even if you aren’t ready to have the money talk, you may be asked about your salary expectations. To avoid being caught off guard and giving (or agreeing to) a ridiculously low salary, do some salary research to figure out how you’d respond.


10. Test any needed tech


If you’re conducting your interview via computer or phone, make sure that all of the necessary hardware, software, and network connections are operational. If you have the option, use headphones with a microphone and make sure they are connected before the interview begins.


And the bonus tip

11. Leave a strong impression


The last impression you make is likely to be remembered. Make sure it’s positive. Before you depart, thank everyone who interviewed you. You could also mention how excited you are about this opportunity after meeting with them.


Job interviews can be exhausting, so don’t give the impression that you can’t wait to leave and go home. Make the most of the interview by showcasing your skills and learning about the company.


If, despite all the tips, you still feel that you cannot manage your anxiety during the interview, contact Gladus – HR, Recruitment and Training company. The coach there can show you how to develop a winning strategy—planning and preparing for every eventuality and learning how to handle every possible kind of interview, from a brief chat over the telephone through to a trip to the next step and hiring. Your very own professional interview coach can take you through plenty of real interview questions and make sure you know how to avoid clichés and really make an impact when handling both the classic questions and the really tough ones that interviewers can throw at you.


So grab your opportunity to work with ambitious industry disruptors and innovators.


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