Aug 24, 2018 - 01:51 AM
There are several principles to follow when it comes to nailing an interview—no matter what position or field it is for. One of the most important interview prep tips is luckily also the easiest—it is important to be yourself. Present yourself professionally and genuinely to your interviewer. In addition to being authentic, you should arrive to your interview informed.
This means that you should have done some research on the company you are interviewing at prior to having your interview. Do you know what your position entails? Are you familiar with the company's reputation and leadership structure? Information like this is essential, and as a prospective employee, you should know it. Be prepared to discuss your resume and experience, too, as it relates to the company and position.
Jun 17, 2020 - 03:53 PM
Let's dive a little deeper on this topic, and look at the three main things you need to do to get prepped for an interview.
- Research. Show you have a basic understanding of the company's values, products, and services, and be ready to explain how you can help them meet their goals. Go through their website and search for press releases, news stories, articles and blog posts related to the business. Also do a search through Google for news articles about the company.
- Be ready to answer some common questions. There are various ways to do this, but the key is to be honest with yourself. Assess your strengths and weaknesses, know your skillset, values and goals, and how they apply to the job; have two or three success stories from past experiences to share.
- Practice. Ask a friend or a relative to go through a mock interview with you. Dress the part, be ready with examples and questions, and get feedback on your performance. It's also a great chance to assess your readiness and to take note of what you could do better during the real thing.
Check out LiveCareer's Interview Prep and Interview Questions resources, both of which offer informative articles on a wide variety of interview topics.