Most of us will be looking for jobs in a year or two. It is time to prepare ourselves for the journey that lies ahead. The following are some helpful tips to share:
– If you are going to bring some of your work for showing the interviewer what you are capable of, proofreading is a must.
- Social Media Management
– Yes, it means no more pictures of you being a cool (or stupid) drunk on Facebook. Delete all the inappropriate pictures and statuses, and choose wisely on your profile picture.
– Do some homework to learn about the company and the position for which you are being interviewed. Before the interview, you should at least know the values and goals of the company, what the company does, and its recent events, etc. Present yourself as a well-informed jobseeker.
– You should think of the potential questions that could be asked in the interview based on your research, and rehearse how to answer them with your best mannerisms.
During the Interview
- Illustrate the picture
– Do not just tell interviewers you are a very responsible person. Come up with examples/stories of your previous work experience, and give them the real picture of why you think you are a responsible person.
- Don’t be nervous
– Most of us get nervous when interviewing. But remember the interview is your opportunity to assure the employers that you are the most qualified person for the job. You need to believe yourself for them to believe you.
- Take your time
– There will be time when the interviewer may ask you difficult and unexpected questions to see how well you can answer them in a professional manner. Don’t rush yourself to answer the question. Take your time to absorb it, ask questions if you need to, and choose your words wisely. And remember to keep your head up and smile.
- Show your interest
– How? Ask questions! Turn the table around and ask them valuable questions about the company and the position. It is also a great opportunity for you to find out more about the company.
- Thank You Letter
– It is best to send the interviewer a thank you letter within a couple days after the interview to show your appreciation for the interview opportunity.
- Wait patiently
– Do not call or email the interviewer thousand times to beg for the job. Do not do it.
Do you have any interviewing tips that you would like to share with us?