Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you prepared? The best way to get ready for an interview is to take the time to review the most common interview questions.They also give you a chance to find out if the job and company are right for you. Follow the tips here to ace your interviews.
Review common interview questions. Practice answering them with someone else or in front of a mirror. Come prepared with stories that relate to the skills that the employer wants, while emphasizing your:
- Willingness to work and flexibility
- Leadership skills
- Ability and willingness to learn new things
- Contributions to the organizations in which you have worked or volunteered
- Creativity in solving problems and working with people
Make a list of questions that you would like to ask during the interview. Pick questions that will demonstrate your interest in the job and the company.
- What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
- How will my responsibilities and performance be measured? By whom?
- Could you explain your organizational structure?
- What computer equipment and software do you use.
During interview always be prepared. Remember to bring important items to the interview:
- Notebook and pens
- Extra copies of your resume and a list of references
- Copies of letter(s) of recommendation, licenses, transcripts, etc.
- Portfolio of work samples.
When the day comes for your interview remember to,plan your schedule so you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early go by yourself, Look professional, dress in a manner appropriate to the job, leave your mp3 player, coffee, soda, or backpack at home or in your car,turn off your cell phone and bring your sense of humor and SMILE!
Finally, always have a confidence attitude during an interview but let the interviewer start the dialogue. Send a positive message with your body language.
- Shake hands firmly, but only if a hand is offered to you first.
- Maintain eye contact.
- Listen carefully. Welcome all questions, even the difficult ones, with a smile.
- Give honest, direct answers.