Everyday there are articles that are posted specifically about great interview tips that you “just have to follow.” With so many articles from numerous publications circulating around it can be easy to get tired of reading them and feel a bit overwhelmed. That is this post features some of the most helpful interview tips that are currently out there. This method just seems like a more organized and functional way of sharing helpful information, hope you agree.
Interview: Prep time!
- Save your résumé with your full name in the title before sending it to the company. Simple, but effective.
- After you’ve sent your résumé, wait at least a week before calling or e-mailing the company. Check-in via email or practice what you will say with a friend before you call. Be careful about writing down what you will say because you do not want to seem too rehearsed.
- Practice in the Mirror: Practice in the mirror before your interview so you can actually see what your interviewer will be seeing. This is a great exercise to help you monitor your body language and allow you to feel more comfortable and confident during the actual interview. Or another option would be to record yourself on your laptop and play it back and conduct a self-evaluation, which is similar to what people do when preparing for an important presentation.
Interview Time: Brace yourselves!
- Don’t get ahead of yourself: The initial interview is not the proper time to ask about compensation or vacations. Too soon, they need to see that you want the job, not just the benefits.
- You have two ears and one mouth: “Listen twice as much as you speak.” Might sound strange, but don’t think of an interview as a time to talk all about yourself. You need to show them you are the one that truly cares about the company and how you can be benefit the brand.
- Ask Questions: Prepare questions, but don’t feel restricted to only use the ones you came prepared to ask. See how the interview goes and what questions come up organically.
- Write down the names of your interviewers and send them each a handwritten thank-you note. Try to send it ASAP and be sure to add a personal note such as a little detail the interviewee mentioned that most people would not pay attention to.
- When you receive an offer, feel free to ask questions about the pay level or other benefits. Now is when it would be appropriate to ask those kind of questions.
These are the top-tips from various credible articles all in one place. Hope this helps! Leave comments with additional interview tips you have found to be the most helpful for you!
Most of these tips were from various PR Daily articles. Click on the tip to view the complete article.