Going to an interview can be a scary thing for most people. I don't really know of anyone who before an interview says “I LOVE interviews! They are just so much fun.” Unless they are being sarcastic of course.
Most people are very nervous before attending an interview. I mean, why wouldn't they be? This interview has the possibility to change your life. And if it's a job that you really, really want, then this interview is of course very important to you. No matter what kind of interview you are attending, whether it is with Human resources management, a job fair interview, a group interview and so on, you want to be prepared.
Here are tips on how to rock your interview:
Research the company and the position you are applying for.
Something that not everyone does is research the company that they are applying for. This is a mistake. You should know what your company does and what the position will entail you to do.
Practice common interview questions.
Practicing common interview questions is extremely helpful when applying for a job. Forbes has a great list of the top 50 most asked questions. What you can do is go through these and type up your answers and try to remember them. This way when you are asked these questions in your interview, you can answer them easily and not have to pause as often to think about your answer.
Dress the part.
Do you know how to dress for the interview? Different companies and industries may mean different types of clothing. If you are unsure about what you should wear, you might want to drive to the company and see what others are wearing. Yes, this means stalk the company. It is best to dress the part. If everyone is dressed formally, then you do not want to be the person who shows up in khakis and a polo.
Bring extra copies of your resume.
Yes, the interviewer probably already has your resume, but you should still bring extra copies. You never know who else may show up at the interview.
Your interview may be more casual to test you and how professional you are. Don't fall for this! Yes, some industries may be laxer, but usually, it is best to be as professional as you can in an interview. Also, do not bad-mouth your ex-boss. This can show that you are immature and not professional as well.
What interview tips do you have?