Make Your Job Interview a Success
Are you looking for a job? Did a prospective employer set up a job interview? Getting this far was the easy part, now for the tough part. Are you nervous about the job interview? Are you stressed out?
The job interview is usually the most stressful part of the job search. You find a likely employer; you submit the application and now they are showing an interest by calling you in for an interview. You are very stressed knowing the interview can make or break your chance of getting the job. It doesn't have to be a stressful situation. The most important thing for you is to be prepared. If you prepare for the interview, the stress level is reduced dramatically.
Career counselors agree a good job interview starts before the interview actually begins. The preparation before the interview is just as important as the interview itself. Preparation includes researching, practicing, and dressing properly for the interview.
The best way to show enthusiasm for the job is for you to research the company and position you are interviewing for. Human Resource managers say they are impressed when the interviewee is well informed.
Before arriving at the interview, you need to know what the company does, the size of the company, and the role for you in it. Learn the company's values and goals. You can find this information from the company website. Study the website, all the information you need should be there. Once you have all this information, you are in a position to show how your qualifications will match the needs of the company.
It is very important to speak clearly and show you know what you're talking about. Practice describing your professional characteristics. To show important skills for the position you need to think of examples from past jobs, schoolwork, or activities. When you practice and prepare the examples beforehand, your answers during the interview will appear much stronger. This will also lessen the pressure....