While preparing for one of the most important meetings in your life, you should keep in mind many different things. What to wear, what questions to check before the job interview, what questions to ask the employer, how to act in an interview. These are the things most people worry about.
However, you should firstly consider what your chances to succeed are and also what level of interview you are going to attend. Preparing for an interview taking place in HR agency differs a lot from preparing for a second level interview taking place in an office of a company where you are going to work. There are several factors you should always consider, before starting your preparation:
- 1. Who is going to interview you? Are you going to be interviewed externally (by an agency) or internally? Will your interview be led by a manager of the company or by someone from HR department? Or will it be a technician? For all of these people, different knowledge and skills matter. That’s why each of them would choose different set of questions to interview you.
- 2. Are you going to be interviewed alone, or in a group? Group interviews are very trendy nowadays. Recruiters have an ability to compare candidates in real time, let them to work together, or compete against each other. Preparing for a job interview in a group of other applicants is special. In this case, you should prepare for case studies and for team work exercises. There will be no typical questions and it doesn’t matter at all what you wear for a group interview.
- 3. How good are you for a job? Even if you do not fulfill the requirements. in terms of education and experience, you always have a chance to get a job. If there is an interview invitation, you can always take a shot. Preparing when your chances are not that great, try to do something special. You can for example prepare a work portfolio, prepare some presentation of your ideas for the company, or use one of our advanced interview techniques. You have nothing to loose in this case. Not having the ideal experience and background, you will not win the job being an average candidate. Please, remember it.
- 4. What you want to achieve in this interview? Some people go to interview to improve their feeling of importance, to boost their self confidence and to simply show the recruiters who’s the king in town. Well, preparing for a job interview should in this case is easy. Just take your paychecks, wear the most expensive suit you have, do not forget the sunglasses. Then you are ready to go.
However, you should have just one goal when preparing for a job interview. And that is to get a job. Following our unique interview tips, you can be sure you did your best in order to increase your chances of being chosen at the end of the day. And if it doesn’t work, never forget that each NO moves you closer to the final YES. You will for sure get a job, sooner or later. Good Luck!