Interviews are fraught with anxiety and tension. It doesn’t matter how many interviews you’ve been to or years you’ve spent in the workforce. The truth is that no matter how many discussions you’ve been to, no two will ever be the same. Every interview is different from the last. It’s important to remember that not all interviewers are created equal; At the same time, some are naturally friendly and give you lead to answers to their questions and check out how you manage them, while others are unfriendly and harsh and put you under pressure even when you feel you’re well prepared for the interview. Being unprepared for an interview, not knowing anything about the company you want to work for, or not knowing the position you are being interviewed for are all terrible outcomes. You might find this odd, but as interviewers, we always see it. Take some time to prepare for the interview before going in. Consider this: even if you’re a genius, do you just wing it when studying for an exam? You’ll have to, or else you’re finished. When something is not prepared for, it is more likely to fail. The outcome will always be positive. PLAN.
It’s essential to prepare thoroughly for any job interviews you may have. Run a sham interview with yourself. You should anticipate as many questions as possible and have answers ready.
Knowing the ins and outs of the company you’re interviewing with. If you don’t know basic information about the company, like what it does, you’ll come off as unserious. It shows the interviewer that you are unprepared and unsure of what you want from the interview.
Verify that your skills and experience fit the job opening well. Prepare yourself by thoroughly understanding your strengths and how you can use them for the company’s benefit. Remember that the company is not hiring you because you are handsome or pretty or because you meet their requirements; they are doing so because you will help them achieve their goals. Like someone going to the store to purchase an item. A product is bought because it promises to fulfill the buyer’s requirements. A useless product fails to satisfy its intended purpose.
HOW TO GET THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS: Be well-prepared.
Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the organization (what they do, their business, their Vision and Mission statements, etc.)
Before going into the interview, research the company and the position.
Don’t be late, but try to arrive at least 30 minutes early.
(You’ll feel much better and be able to let go of stress)
Before going in for the interview, visit the restroom, check your hair, suit, and tie, and practice that confident smile. While waiting to be called in, you can read newspapers or ask questions about things you want to know about the receptionist or anyone you meet in the company. This (should) restore your faith in me.
Get a good haircut, men, and put some effort into your hairstyle, ladies.
Put on a confident air and a charming grin before entering the Interview room.
Introduce yourself to the judges.
Unless otherwise instructed, stand up while in this area.
After they’ve acknowledged you and offered to sit, you can ask politely, “Can I sit down, sirs/Madam?”
Handle the interview like a pro.
Maintain command of the interview by asserting your authority and sharing only the information you want the interviewer to know about you. Answer each inquiry with a description of the benefits you’ll bring to the company.
Put yourself out there. Remember that no one can respond with “You Are” if you don’t say “I Am,” so just tell them what they want to hear.
Share your successes with the world. Prove your worth to the company. He is interested in hiring your price instead of you.
NO LIBEL. Be honest only about your accomplishments. A lie can help you in the here and now but can’t help you in the future. It’s preferable to admit ignorance and show a willingness to learn than to pretend expertise and have it called into question. (Integrity).
Be sure to inquire extensively about the tasks you will be responsible for. Demonstrate your eagerness to collaborate and show how you can benefit the team.
Important: verify all information on your resume/CV and be prepared to defend it in any setting.
· It would be unfortunate if you were invited for an interview but couldn’t support your claims about your qualifications with evidence. (Integrity)
· Keep extra resumes on hand for any interviews.
· Don’t wait to be told to bring identification if you already have it. Each is in original and photocopy form.
Don’t look away from the interviewers or try to avoid making eye contact with them.
Always put on a pleasant face when fielding inquiries (Employers like happy people).
Don’t bring up money unless you’re specifically asked about it. (Otherwise, you risk coming across as someone only concerned with salary, not the position itself. Remember that you got the job because of what you can do for them.
DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOUR PREVIOUS OR PRESENT EMPLOYER. (Even if they are treating you poorly).
FEATURES MOST SOUGHT AFTER BY EMPLOYERS, a seasoned professional or expert.
Person with responsibility
One worthy of confidence
One who follows orders or gives them.
A member of, or contributor to, a team.
Someone capable of and enthusiastic about carrying out his duties.
One who is both attentive and articulate.
One who can easily integrate into the organization’s way of doing things, goals, dreams, and vision.
Some General and Frequent Job Interview Questions
You should be prepared to answer questions like the ones we discussed here if you want to land your dream job. There is no one-size-fits-all response to them. You should think about them before an interview and be ready with answers if asked. Make sure you’ve thought through potential interview questions and are comfortable answering them before heading out for an interview. You can figure out and handle these interview questions your way, even if they don’t come directly. You should feel comfortable answering questions like:
Your Previous Employment Record. (Companies you’ve worked for in the past, roles you’ve played there, dates you held those roles, salary, and benefits, reasons for leaving, and accomplishments)
You should be able to look back and see what you accomplished and the roles you were responsible for.
What were the most difficult obstacles, and how did you overcome them?
What are some of your best and worst qualities?
Describe your most tremendous success and worst failure at your previous job.
Tell me about your recent job and why you left it.
Since you left your previous position, what have you been up to?
Please explain why you want to leave your current job if you are still employed.
If you were let go, please explain why.
Ideally, you’d be able to describe a typical workday for yourself.
What you do from when you get to work until you leave for the day.
How do you stay afloat despite the stress you experience at work and home?
Understanding what drives you is essential. (Please never mention money).
When describing oneself, if necessary. (You ought to be able to handle the question well and talk about what you’ve accomplished thus far.
Your salary expectations should be clear. (Remember to find out as much as possible beforehand so you don’t go under or overcharge.)
Explain how you fit the definition of a team player. (Describe your experience working in teams and your roles.)
Describe the ideal working situation for yourself. You should be able to identify the aspects of the job that excite you while still adapting your approach to best suit the employer’s needs.
Justification for your employment is provided by. Know your strengths, weaknesses, attributes, skills, competencies, and professional achievements.
Tell me what you know about us as a business. You should see much more about their business than what they do because you did your homework.
In what ways can you benefit this firm? Similarly to the previous inquiry, the answer is the sum of your knowledge, competencies, skills, and abilities.
In five years, what do you hope to have accomplished? In the next five years, what do you hope to accomplish? These inquiries aim to ascertain whether you seek permanent employment or want to coast along for the time being.
In an interview, you can ask anything. Please don’t rush through answering these questions. You can stop waiting for that job offer letter by being prepared with answers that will work to your advantage and by masterfully manipulating the questions that will be asked of you. Please don’t lose sight that you’re indispensable to your potential employers because of the needs you can fulfill for them. Explain to them how your presence will benefit their business.
HAVE FUN, and we’ll see you around.