How to Crush A Job Interview
Are you interested in applying for a new job? Not sure how to prepare? No worries, we’ve got you covered. We have collected a few essential tips that will help you crush your next job interview.
Update Your Resume
Have you recently volunteered or started a side project? How about recently found an opportunity to exhibit leadership or project management skills? Ensure your resume is up to date with all of your most current information so that it genuinely reflects the recent experiences that you think will help you stand out from other applicants.
Do Your Research
Make sure to invest your time looking up all of the information you can for each company you consider in your search. Getting a good understanding of the company is key to asking the right questions in an interview. By doing this, you will show your interviewer you’ve done your homework and that you have a genuine interest in the company.
Ensuring you have all your ducks in a row before an interview helps you remain calm before any interview. It is a great strategy to have a few resumes on hand, your portfolio (if necessary), know how to get to the office, a bottle of water, a notepad and a pen are just a few things that can make all the difference when preparing.
The thing about first impressions is that you only get one chance to make one. That holds very true for job interviews, so if you want to ace your interview, you will need to give the best impression of yourself. Show up early, give a firm handshake and make sure to smile. Also, be attentive to your body language and come with all of your self-confidence. This will help give you that professional appearance all companies are looking for in a new hire.
No matter how badly you think you should have that job, if it’s not a match, it’s not a match. Be true to yourself throughout the interview process and remain positive. Your energy will help you ultimately ace any job interview you have. Many interviewers will see your lack of authenticity right away if you do not stay true to yourself.
If you keep all of these strategies in mind, you’ll be on your way to success in no time! If you are interested in Brand New Ideas, give us a call at 334.446.6149.
Posted: Jan 18, 2021