You want to make a great impression at your upcoming job interview. The stakes are high, so you’re willing to do everything in your power to stand out from the competition.
This is your chance to shine, so take advantage of it. Here’s five tips to help you ace the interview.
Arrive a Few Minutes Early
Being late to a job interview is a major don’t. It’s best to arrive a few minutes early, so you’re not rushing in frazzled at the last minute. This is also important, because some people consider being right on time to be late. You don’t know the interviewer’s stance on this matter, so playing it safe and being a little early is always the best option.
You definitely want to dress to impress for a job interview. However, this doesn’t mean the same thing at every company. Figure out what the company’s standard dress code is, then dress one level above that.
For example, if the dress code is casual, arrive in business casual attire. This shows respect to the interviewer, while also highlighting your fit for the company.
Bring Copies of Your Resume
In today’s tech savvy era you might assume interviewers only want a digital copy of your resume, but that probably isn’t the case. Most like a hard copy to follow along and take notes on. Some will have this printed and ready at the start of the interview, but others will not. Show you’re super prepared by having several hard copies to give everyone involved.
Have Questions Ready
You’ll be in the hot seat for most of the interview, but at some point, the tables will turn. The interviewer will ask if you have any questions for them, and you better say yes. This makes it clear you’re interested enough in the company that you want to learn more about it. You might think of questions during the interview, but having some prepared in advance ensures you’re ready to go if you get nervous and freeze up.
Prepare Responses to Common Interview Questions
You won’t know exactly what questions you’ll be asked during the interview, but you can anticipate the most popular ones. Questions like “Why do you want this job?” or “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” will probably be asked in some form. Preparing in advance will give you time to craft a winning response, as it can be hard to come up with something great in the moment — especially if you’re nervous.
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