How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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What should you do to make the job interview set up by your recruitment representative go well? You have found a potential position on a board. You have passed the initial screening done by the recruiters. How do you get ready for the job interview? The most work you need to do is before the interview itself. If you prepare well, the interview will be much easier to get through comfortably. The first thing you need to do is a thorough search for information on the industry and the specific company with which you will be interviewing. You can get information on the company off their website. Get to know about their annual reports and current financial information. It is also important to get information on the competition as well.


Once you have information on the company and their competition, you need to start preparing your short personal statement. There are often times during an interview where the interviewer will ask you why you are well qualified for the position. That is where you can make an impression with this personal statement. You can talk about why you want the job, why you think you would be a good fit for the company, and what qualifications you bring with you. You also need to connect with the purpose of the company with which you are interviewing. If they sell a certain product, your statement should mention that product and the way you identify with it. You do the same for the values of organizations. This helps you get past the recruitment stage.


Before you go on the interview, select a professional outfit. That will show the recruitment efforts are on point. Even if the job is casual dress, look like you are interviewing for management. It makes a good impression. Review your curriculum vitae as well as your application form. Make sure there are no problems with spelling or grammar. The morning of the interview, check newspapers or the Internet for any stories that might affect the industry or company.


Get to the interview early, even if you have to sit in a nearby café. Make sure you turn off your electronic devices before you enter the building. You do not even want the receptionist noting your mobile activities. Appearances are everything, even from the reception area. Greet everyone you meet politely and you will make a good impression. That is how you get from the recruitment stage to a good job interview, and even beyond.

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This article was published on 2010/11/12