We all know that job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with a bit of preparation and some helpful tips, you can be sure to have a successful one!
1. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses.
Before you even sit down for your interview, it's important to be honest with yourself about what your strengths and weaknesses are. This will help you to focus on the areas that you need to work on, and it'll give you a point to focus on during your interview.
2. Do your research.
Research the company that you'll be interviewing with so that you can be prepared to answer their questions. Get to know their history, when they were founded and by who, find out what they're currently doing and how you might fit into that. You can also look into their social media accounts, such as Instagram and TikTok, this will give you some idea about the culture and feel of the business. It will also help you to feel more comfortable during the interview.
3. Be yourself.
This might seem difficult, especially in a high pressure situation, but if you can try to relax and be yourself during the interview it will come across as more genuine. Take sometime to make yourself a cup of tea or have a glass of water, talk to a friend or read a book beforehand - whatever you can do to relax! The more you relax, the more comfortable you'll feel and the easier it will be for you to shine in an interview.
4. Practice for questions you might be asked.
Make sure that you've prepared answers for those tricky questions some interviewers love to throw out. They may ask you about an experience or how you'd deal with a challenging situation.
5. Always ask questions at the end of the interview!
This will show that you're interested in the position and that you want to know more about it. It'll give you the opportunity to ask questions that you may have about the job or company. Make sure that you're not too pushy, though - it's okay to ask a few questions but don't bombard the interviewer.
Good luck in your next interview!
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