If you have a job interview or two coming up anytime soon, are you excited about the prospects?
Whether looking to move on from a job or you’ve been out of work for a while, interviews are crucial to success.
With that in mind, will you act the part when going on a job interview?
Giving it Your Best Shot
In doing all you can to prepare for an upcoming interview, here are a few pointers to think about:
1. Do your homework – It is important that you do your homework ahead of time on any company you have an interview with. This means more times than not turning to their website. Most companies have websites in today’s digital age. As such, it is important for you to learn as much as you can about a company you may be working for soon. So, take the time to review what they do, who they serve, what type of role you may have with them and more. Being as prepared as possible could open the doors for you to gain entry with the company.
2. Look the part – Another important thing to remember is making sure you look the part. If you are a woman, keep your outfit conservative. Looking too glamorous could be an issue depending on the type of position you interview for. For men, if you have facial hair, be sure it looks fit and trim. Going in looking like you only recently came down from a mountain trek is not the best of ideas. If your razor is not cutting it these days, best to find one that will. You can go online and do some research on the different razor brands out there. Whether you look at something from shave clubs for men or another, get the one best suited to give you a clean shave. Also look at the clothes you choose. At the end of the day, a conservative and yet professional look typically is the best way to go.
3. Ask questions – Even though you are the one being interviewed, it is important to ask questions. This for one shows the interest you have in the company. Going in there and letting one do all the talking may lead one to believe you have but mild interest in the company. Going back to reviewing the company’s website, this is a great way to learn info ahead of time. That is to be prepared with things you want to know about the employer when you meet up.
4. Be positive one way or the other – Even if you sense you the interview is not going as planned, be positive. It is always good to go on interviews and increase your experience with such things. There will be another employer out there if you do not get this job this time around.
In acting the part when you go on a job interview, how confident are you that you will land the gig?