10 Interview Tips For Beginner : Do It The Right Way
Congratulations you’ve got an interview. The good news is that you already know how to dress and what to wear. you’ve done the work, you’ve secured the interview, you are dressed to kill.
But before you run off to go to that interview, we need to talk. Because it is still possible to Jack things up if you don’t know what you’re doing, even if you’re super qualified.
So today, we’re going over ten tips to crush an interview.
Please note I am NOT going to justify. Be on time. If you’re that much of a moron to be late, you don’t deserve the job in the first place.
1. Do Your Research
Tip number one is to research before going to the interview.
Now I’m not talking about knowing what the company, you probably did that before actually applying. I’m talking getting granular, get more into it, dive into Google, dive into their website, figure out this company so that when you go in you’re ready to talk shop.
2. Know Your Interviewer
And if you know who you’re actually going to be interviewing with regarding like the person’s name, do research on them which is tip number two. All right, you’re not always going to know, but a lot of times they’re going to tell you-you’re going to be meeting with X, he is, or she is whatever.
Do research on them. LinkedIn is a beautiful thing, and it’s an amazing resource to get pretty a lot of info on a lot of people. Have the information in the back of your head, and if you can use any of it in the general flow of conversation, do it.
But don’t overdo it. This is counterproductive to actually getting a job.
3. Review The Most Common Questions
Tip number three reviews the most common interview questions. There is a list out there of questions that get asked pretty much in every interview, and they’ve compiled this list. Do google it.
Go through it, think about your answer. You don’t need to memorize the questions. But it’s a good idea to have an idea of what they’re gonna ask and how you’re going to respond.
Because if they shock you with why are you looking for a new job, and you are dumbfounded, it will give the interviewer a bad sign for you.
4. Be Friendly
Tip number four is all about making friends. When you walk into the establishment, I need you to be super charming to everybody, the receptionist, anybody who’s walking through that office, even other people if they’re there actually for the same job you are.
You’re talking, and you’re engaging, you’re asking questions, you’re smiling, you’re friendly because you never know who you’re talking to and you never know if the receptionist has the ear of the person that’s actually hiring you.
5. Use Short but Concise Answer
You’re in the room, and the interview is under way. You need to make sure that you remember tip number five, which keeps your answers short but concise.
Not like one word of two words, but elaborate as much as you need to, to get your point across. Don’t ramble because rambling will lead you down areas that you don’t need to go. Keep it concise, keep it consistent.
6. Body Language
Tip number six is all about utilizing body language to make a great impression.
This involves eye contact, the way you sit, your posture, the way you stand, the way you walk into a room.
Tip number seven is also about preparation. I would recommend bringing some type of nice portfolio to keep your resume, business cards, and a notebook.
In this notebook or on the sheet of paper, you’re going to have already written out some predetermined questions that you’re going to be prepared to ask the interviewer, which is actually tip number eight.
8. Prepare a list of Questions
Have a list of questions that you’re going to ask in most interviews.
The interviewer is going to ask you at some point, hey what questions you have for me, and if you’re like none, it means that you really haven’t thought about things. By having a list of questions that you’re prepared to ask shows that you’re detail-oriented and you’re interested in that job.
9. Be Confident and Sell Your Self
Tip number nine is all about selling yourself.
This is your opportunity to shine. this is not an opportunity to be super modest, but you have to delicate in the sense that you don’t want to look like you’re bragging.
Be confident and deliver yourself in a positive, proactive way and not look like an arrogant ass.
10. Show Them That You Want The Job
And Tip number 10, before you walk out of that office, you let them know that you are the man for the job. And that you’re interested in the job, that you want the job. Let them know that you’re excited and hope to be a part of what they have going on, on that specific organization.
Before you leave, you get up, you put your hand out, and you shake that hand like a man even if you’re shaking a woman.
Here’s the good news, you’ve got an interview! Now you have the tools that you need to crush it.
Congratulations, good luck! but you got this.