• Arifa Chowdhury

How to Prepare For An Interview

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Research, Prepare, Practice, Confidence and Question

Preparing for an interview is not the easiest thing to do, it is a nerve-wracking experience. You might not know what to wear or how to answer the questions. The first few minutes of an interview can make or break your chances of getting a job offer. It requires a lot of work in order to be successful.

In this article, we will go over some tips and helpful hints on how you can prepare for an interview and ace that big moment!

Tip #1 - Research the company beforehand

The best way to prepare for an interview is to know what you are getting into beforehand. Know the company, the industry, and the interviewer’s background so you can have a good idea of what they are looking for. Make sure to know who they are and what they do, where they are located, what their values are, etc.

This will allow you to have thoughtful responses instead of just being able to answer “yes” or “no” questions; as well as impressing the interviewer

Tip #2 - Prepare your answers before

First think about what type of position you’re trying to get and the skills required. Next, think about your experience and why you would be a good fit. Make sure to think of questions they might ask about the role you'd like and the ethos of the company; shape your answers around this. Prepare some frequently answered questions beforehand to get yourself prepared.

Tip #3 - Practice, practice, practice

Once you have thought of some possible questions and answers, make sure to practice as much as possible. This means that even if the questions are different, then you are still prepared if you have practiced answering similar questions and you can come up with a good response.

Practice interviewing with a friend or family member who can give you feedback and help you see any mistakes that need to be corrected

Tip #4 - Confidence is key

Having confidence is what may make or break the interview. No matter how much experience you have, confidence is what pushes it forward and motivates them to employ you. A person may have all the experience required but if they are not confident in their abilities, then they not be chosen over someone who has a similar level of experience but more confidence.

Tip #5 - Always have a question to ask them

Finally, make sure to always have a question or two ready to ask them towards the end of the interview. This shows them that you're interested in what they do and how the company is run.

Overall, the best way to successfully prepare is to learn about the company, prepare your answers, practice, be confident and always have a question to ask them.

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