How to get a better job interview

Writen by: 
Victoria Stanoicheva

The modern world offers us a very dynamic labor market. Job competition is getting bigger. In the race to the new job, the success of the interview is a key step in achieving our goals and our desire to find new opportunities. If we prepare really well, that will give us more confidence, and we will be more confident in ourselves. And so we will achieve a certain success!

Some tips: 

- Do we have to take all the interviews?

It is clear that it is better not to take everything to avoid scattering, but it is useful to gain experience and improve our behavior in interviews. With that in mind, in the beginning, we can take interviews about jobs that do not interest us so much. This is a good system to increase our opportunities for success in applying for more attractive jobs. 

- How to arrange an interview?

We usually use a phone to make a meeting, whether we want it directly or we are invited by the HR expert, or preceded by a letter from the interviewer. The aim is to get the most useful information for this meeting.

- Should we look for more information?

The answer is - of course, yes! If we know the name of the company, we need to get as much information as possible about the company. Sometimes a simple Google search is enough. We will make a good impression if, during the conversation with the interviewer, we include in our answers and the things we have learned. To express interest, using the knowledge gathered.

- How to prepare for the interview? 

*We think about the information we have collected about the workplace and the company.
* We refresh our memory of our own professional project, our strengths, skills, and achievements.
* We are preparing the questions we want to ask.
* Pay attention to your appearance, dress appropriately.
* We arrive shortly before the scheduled time; this will allow us to take a breath before the interview and be as relaxed as possible.

- How do we behave during the interview?

*We have to wait for an invite to sit down.
* We listen and observe because in this way the communication between you and the interviewer will improve.
* We pay attention to the expression of the face and the pauses, we do not interrupt.

- What questions to ask?

This shows engagement with the job and the employer and can be considered a positive signal of our interest. That is why we must necessarily decide what we would like to ask at the end of the interview. Such as:
*What are the daily duties of the particular position?
* What are your expectations for the person who performs this role in the first three months/year?
*  What is the typical career path for a person you are looking for?
*  How would you describe the company culture?
* What are the next steps in the selection process?
* What is the annual staff turnover of the company?

How do we finish the interview?
* You have to thank your interviewer for the time he has devoted to you and for the answers he has given you.
* If possible, to ask what will happen next, how long it will take before the next step, who should take the initiative?

- After the interview

As soon as possible after the interview, we need to think, what information will we need for the next conversation. A few days later, it's nice to send a thank-you letter to the people we've been communicating with. So we will confirm our interest. 

Good luck!


Otgovorŭt nesŭmneno e da
The answer is no doubt yes

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