How to prepare for Job Interviews [6 Things you must know]

Rohit Singla

01/15/2020

How to prepare for job interviews, is one of the most challenging tasks for any student who is looking out for a job and build a successful career. Okay, so are you having any interviews coming your way? If yes, then this is going to really help you a lot in your job interview preparation.

When it comes to preparing for job interviews, students got so many questions inside their heads/minds as to what should they prepare, how they should prepare and all such questions. Do some goal setting before moving ahead, it’ll help a lot

So, keeping those things in my mind I have prepared a list of the 6 most important things which you should prepare and they’ll help you in your next job interview.

How to prepare for Job Interviews?

How to prepare for job interviews
How to prepare for job interviews [6 things you must know]

So, 6 things that you must know while preparing for Job Interviews are –

1. Analyze the Job Advert

The first thing that you should do while preparing for a job interview is analyzing Job advertisements. You must know as to what are the things that the Job advertisement contains, what kind of person are they looking for? Why are they looking for that profile? What skills does the candidate should have?

Analyzing the job advert will give you an idea about the candidature of the candidate that the company is looking for.

2. Research

Try to do some research about the company. Detailed research will help you to stand out from the crowd as very few people do this. Know their products, services and go through the website that the company has. You may find so many things on their website.

3. Practise Questions

Now, It is time to know some of the most common interview questions that most of the companies ask. You can find so many questions on the internet that are most common.

After that, try to practice answering all those interview questions with your friend, brother, sister, or anyone whom you can interact with nicely. The purpose of doing this practice is to know how you will answer questions so that you can correct them before going for the interview.

4. Prepare Important Documents

Now, prepare all the important documents that are required and that can help you in showcasing your credibility in your next job interview. It may be your education qualification certificates, experience certificates, etc.

Prepare them and arrange all of them in order so that it’s easy for you to find out all the documents when you’ll be asked to showcase any document.

5. Prepare your Outfits

Preparing your outfits will help you to decide what are you going to wear in your coming next job interview. That way you won’t be in a hurry to find the right pair of clothes, shoes on the same day as the job interview. So, make sure that your clothes are clean & ironed, shoes are polished. You are looking decent and you are feeling confident at the same time.

So, prepare all these things a night before the job interview. That way you’ll have a good sleep a night before and you’ll be relaxed and confident as well.

6. Know-How to sell yourself

It doesn’t matter which profile you are going to interview for, you should always know the ways to sell yourself in an interview. Selling is everywhere and everywhere means everywhere. Whether it is to sell your idea or thoughts to your family, friends, colleagues or anyone, also to sell yourself in an interview.

Selling is all around us and if you master the art of selling yourself to others than you can have anything in your life that you always dream of. So, make sure you are able to sell yourself in your next job interview. And to sell yourself in a job interview, all things that we have done so far are going to help you.

Know if you are fit for the profile or not. And you can do that by matching your skills with the required skills. Sell yourself and the job is yours.

Conclusion

So, I hope that you find these tips useful. Believe me, if you prepare all these things well then without any doubt you’ll crack your next job interview. If you have any further questions then do mention in the comment section below. Do your research well and do mock practice with someone. Stay calm and relaxed. Be confident while answering the question.

Best way to prepare for Interviews are –
1. Know the company
2. Know the job requirements
3. Prepare your outfits
4. Prepare your documents
5. Know how to sell

Top 10 questions asked in an interview.
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your weaknesses?
3. What are your strengths?
4. Why should we hire you?
5. Why you want this job?
6. What are your aspirations goals?
7. Where do you see yourself after 5 years?
8. Why do you think you deserve this job?
9. Why did you leave your last company?
10. Are you willing to relocate?

10 most important interview etiquettes are –
1. Greet your interviewer
2. Sit straight.
3. Don’t fold your hands
4. Have a smile on your face.
5. Smell good.
6. Don’t fumble around (if you don’t know the answer)
7. Don’t try to be oversmart.
8. Be confident while answering questions.
9. Say no, if you don’t know answer.
10. Be honest.

The START method is –
S – Situation
T – Task
A – Action
R – Result
HR’s use this technique to know one’s credibility for some particular skills.

It totally depends on the profile you are being interviewed for. But, the recommended attire for job interviews for men is to wear a formal trousers, shirt, tie, a business suit, jacket and for women it can include a blouse, formal shirt, a skirt, a business suit as well.


Written by Rohit Singla

Rohit Singla is the host of "The Career Talk Show" Podcast, a Blogger turned a Business Developer and a Digital Career Coach now. With all his research, learning & experiences; He's here to help you save time and eliminate the frustration of job search. He is so passionate about things related to Job Search strategies, Effective Resume Writing, Interview Tactics, Profile Optimization, and much more.


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