Job interviews can be very stressful but they don't need to be, especially if you are well prepared. The below tips will help you to confidently demonstrate to the interviewer you are well prepared and ready to take on the challenges of the job on offer.
As with most things, preparation is the key to success. When it comes to job interviews, you cannot prepare enough!
Look at the company's job criteria as provided in the advertisement or job description. Think of examples of your previous work experience and how they relate to the job criteria. This is where you can demonstrate real examples of how your skills and experience relate to the job, where you can add value to the company and why you are the best person for the job.
Investigate the company thoroughly. This can be done by surfing the web, reading the latest annual report, checking news articles and generally getting a feel for the facts and figures so you can draw on them in your interview.
Make sure you understand what the company produces and the equipment they use, or if it is a service company, who their customers are and the types of services they provide.
Feel free to contact your interviewer for more information, such as corporate profiles to be sent to you. This will also show the interviewer that you are serious about your application.
After completing your research, take the time to think of some relevant and insightful questions to ask. Remember, you want to make sure this is the right job for you, so use the interview to ask as many questions as possible.
Determine if the person interviewing you is the person you will be working for or someone from the HR area. This will help you decide what questions to ask.
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