7 Interview Tips to Help You Get The Job

Preparing for a job interview can be a daunting and frustrating experience. The Balance has provided the following tips to help you prepare for your future interviews:

  1. Practice and Prepare:

    Check out our Common Interview Questions and formulate answers for each question. It's helpful to have the job listing handy so you can match up your skills and experiences with what they're looking for in their ideal candidate.
  2. Research The Company:

    Be sure to look into the company you're applying to work for. Get a gist of what they do, their history, and their values. See if you can connect the company's values with the answers you give to questions. If possible, find out the name of your interviewer. Establishing a basic connection with your interviewer can help your chances with getting the job.
  3. Get Ready Ahead of Time:

    Make sure you have what you need at least a day before the interview. This can include your interview outfit, portfolio, notebook, pen, and extra copies of your resume. Make sure your interview outfit is appropriate for the company you are applying for.
  4. Be On Time (Early):

    If you can't be punctual for your interview, how can the company trust you to be on time to work? Arrive at least five to ten minutes before your interview. If necessary, take the time to get to the interview location so you know how long it will take you to get there, whether it be by car, bus, or train.
  5. Keep Calm (and Get Hired!):

    Try to relax and stay calm during your interview. The preparation you did should provide you with the confidence and reassurance needed to perform well during your interview. Listen to the full question (active listening) before providing an answer. Try to avoid negative thinking and do not dwell on any negative thoughts that may occur during the interview.
  6. Demonstrate what you know:

    Match what you know about the company when answering questions. Try lining up your accomplishments with what the company is looking for. Example: “I noticed your company implemented new IVR system that greatly improved overall customer satisfaction. I am well versed in the latest consumer interaction strategies from developing new customer service prompts at ______ and appreciate a company that strives to be a leader in the industry.”
  7. Follow up:

    Be sure to thank the interviewer for taking the time for the interview. Send a thank you note thanking them for the opportunity and reiterate your interest in the position. If you interview with multiple people, send each one a personal note. Send your thank you note with 24 hours of your interview.

source: https://www.thebalance.com/top-interview-tips-2058577

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