5 Steps to a successful interview!
1. Prepare a unique and memorable introduction
Candidates who can market themselves effectively can create a memorable first impression thus increasing your chances to be selected. Highlight skills and achievements that relate specifically to the company and the position that you are applying for, but most importantly ensure that they are measurable!
2. Practice your responses to standard questions
There are many questions and answers you can find online to general questions. However you can also find questions that have been previously asked from that company through 3rd party company review platforms. These questions are used to assess your suitability for the role and company, preparing for them can help you stand out from other candidates.
3. Dress appropriately
It’s essential to know what clothing is appropriate to wear to an interview whether it be wearing a suit or trendy casual. To know what is suitable you really need to do some prior research on the culture and position, you could try asking your contact at the HR department or look at their career site.
4. Listen and think carefully before answering
Active listening is critical when attending your interview. Take mental notes of important points brought up by the interviewer so that you can circle back to clarify your understanding. Observe the atmosphere of the interview so that you can answer appropriately.
5. Ask relevant questions
Prepare general questions before your interview to show that you are well prepared and are interested in the company and pursuing a position.