Going on interviews can be stressful and scary, sometimes even dreadful but with these tips, you won’t have to go on many because you will nail it the first time!
Make sure you research the company – Learn exactly what they do, specialize in, who their clients are, information on the owners of the company etc. A company is more likely to hire someone who understands their industry and company thoroughly.
Little things matter – Little things matter when you are interviewing. Make sure you dress appropriately, bring a copy of your resume and work samples and arrive on time. Employers do notice the little things.
Be professional but be yourself – Don’t be afraid to show you personality on an interview. Employers do want to know if your personality will be a good fit for their company and get to know you.
Ask questions – Don’t be afraid to ask your interviewer professional questions about themselves and their background or about the company. Employers like when candidates show interest and come prepared with questions.
Make eye contact – Make eye contact, enough said!
Be prepared to answer unexpected questions or think of out-of-the-box ideas – Sometimes employers will ask off the wall questions in order to see how quickly you can think on your feet or to see how creative you can be. It is hard to know what exactly they may ask but just be aware this is a possibility and be ready to think out-of-the-box!
Always follow up – Make sure to always follow up after your interview. Send an email to the person who interviewed you, thank them for their time and reiterate your interest in the company and why you would be a good fit. Employers definitely pay attention to follow up emails plus it is a good way to remind them of you especially if they interviewed a lot of people.