Top Tips To Excel An Interview

You have your job interview scheduled—congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare, and I’ve some tips for you. Below, I provide an overview of how to succeed in an interview along with a brief discussion surrounding each point.

  • Do your research before you fill out an application: Many companies will conduct telephone screening calls on applicants, this is your chance to really stand out from the crowd.
  • Good timekeeping: Being late is guaranteed to annoy and alarm a hiring manager. Leave time in your journey for delays.
  • First impressions really do count: Make sure that your appearance is appropriate and you are dressed for the role you aspire to be in.
  • Create your own USP: This can really set you apart. Be honest and simple. After all the interview is all about selling yourself. For example, my USP—PASSION WITH COMPASSION.
  • Understand the job description: Candidates that really shine are the ones who really understand the role, company, and market.
  • Take notes: Candidates who clearly listen and take notes demonstrate skills highly valued in the workplace and are better prepared for follow-up interviews.
  • Prepare questions: This is an easy way to demonstrate your interest and commitment.
  • Close an interview professionally: Make sure you ask about the interview process and next steps.
  • Follow-up: Send a note to the individuals you interviewed by to reinforce your candidature for the role. Just do 2 or 3 follow-ups, if they don’t respond, move on and consider it a loss.
  • Consistency: Most companies will have several interviews before a final decision is made. You need to demonstrate consistency in behavior throughout and also demonstrate your increased understanding of the role and opportunity.
  • Integrity: Always answer questions truthfully, frankly and as concise as possible. Remember that you want to make sure it is a fit as much as they do.
  • Smile: The smile on your face can win a million hearts.
  • Thanksgiving: Gratitude is the best attitude. Do write a polite and brief email to thank the interviewer.

Well, that’s all I have for you here today. I hope you’ve found this brief interview guide to be helpful and informative.

Thank you very much!

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