Tips on Job Interviews

Job interviews can be stressful, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s important that you prepare and make a good impression to be able to get a second interview and eventually  get hired. Here are some tips that will have you ready for your next job interview in the Corridor!

Research the Company and Role

In order to come prepared, you’re going to want to research the company and the role that you’re applying for. Try to know as much as you can about the company and their goals. You should also research the job role and duties to make sure that it’s something that you want to do. Show them that you’d be a great addition to the company, and that you’d bring ideas to the table.

Practice Questions They May Go Over

The interviewer will ask you questions that are about the job, the role and yourself, so make sure to have an idea of how you’ll answer common questions, which will help you feel less anxious when the interview starts. Maybe even practice with a friend to feel even more comfortable and confident. And, if a question catches you off-guard, it’s totally OK to take a second and think about it!

Make a Good First Impression

Pick out what you want to wear the day before. Dress for the occasion by wearing slacks and a blazer, a nice dress, or jeans and a nice shirt. Make sure to have your hair done, presentable nails and avoid over-powering fragrance or perfume. During the interview, strive to appear confident, speak clearly and make eye-contact. Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for a chance to breathe before it begins. And, if the interview is through Zoom or any other type of video-call app, be sure to look presentable and connect five minutes before the interview starts.

Take the Necessary Documents

Even if they have already seen your resume, make sure to take an extra copy with you. Also, bring a pen and a notebook in case you want to take notes or write questions. Online, be ready to share your screen with your portfolio, website or resume pulled up.

Ask Questions

After the interview, make sure to ask at least one question. Ask the interviewer about the next steps in the application or what a typical day in the role looks like. You could also ask about what they’re specifically looking for in the ideal candidate or when they will make their choice. Lastly, thank them for their time interviewing you. Good luck!

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