10 Tips to Conquer Your Interview
Interviews can be very stressful and nerve racking for most people. Although may be, it’s very important that your portray your best possible self, while remaining true to yourself. You want to come across as the best possible candidate for your dream job.
Here are some helpful tips to help you get to the place you’ve always dreamed of.
1. Be on time. This is so important, you never want to be late or keep anyone waiting when you have an interview. You want to present your self in the best possible light and being late will definitely hurt you. Make sure that you plan your route and foresee any possible problems prior to the day of your interview.
2. Dress to impress. You want to be sure to put on your most professional wear for this day. For the gentlemen, a nice black or navy suit with a light shirt and a matching tie will do. And for the ladies, a nice skirt suit or pants suit, with a light blouse will do. Don’t overdo it ladies with the hair or makeup. Keep it light and simple.
3. Prepare yourself with possible questions they may ask. It is important that you prep yourself on the different questions that your interviewer may ask, always expect the unexpected, or try to prepare for it!
4. Be confident. Have faith in what you’ve accomplished and what you’ve done. Make sure you present yourself as if you are a commodity the company cannot be without, while still remaining humble. You never and I repeat never want to come across as arrogant.
5. Relax. This is the hardest thing to do, but it’s important that you take in deep breaths and remain calm. Anxiety can cause you to perform badly. Try not to make it more than it is, even if your life depends on getting the job.
6. Be honest. Never lie to the person that is interviewing you. If you aren’t sure of something then let them know you don’t know, but you will be sure to find out and get back to them. Don’t try to give a lists of skills that you really don’t possess, rather tell them that you are a fast learner and you are always willing to put in extra hours.
7. Be yourself. Never try to be what you think they want you to be, because for the most part, these people are trained to read right through that.
8. Don’t forget to bring any necessary documents and your resume, just in case they don’t have it on hand. Always stay a step ahead in the game.
9. Prepare questions that you would want to be answered, because they will ask you if you have any questions.
10. Send your interviewer a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate them taking out the time to interview with you!