Solving Basic Interview Questions and Concerns Part 1: How to prepare for an interview
1. Do your research
You can first do this by simply going on their website and looking on the About Us, News, and Blog pages. While looking on their website, you should see if you can find any names associated with the department you will be working in and then find them on LinkedIn and/or Facebook. You shouldn’t be connecting with them quite yet, this is only to get a feel for the work environment/company culture. Make sure to also go on the company’s Twitter and Instagram page to find out any news that they feel is important to post and you will also get a better feel for the company’s personality. A couple other questions that you want to be asking yourself is, “Do I want to find jobs near me?” or “Am I willing to relocate?”
2. Revamp your social media
This would include deleting any posts with vulgar language, intoxicated selfies, or heated political comments. Why ruin this new opportunity with an inappropriate post?
3. Look at the job description thoroughly
The employer is looking for someone who fits this description, so it is very important to make yourself relate to it as much as possible. You can easily do this by pointing out and underlining key words and skills used in the description, and then going through your background and figuring out when and where you showed those skills.
4. Practice with a friend
This will make you train yourself to sound confident when having the actual interview and you will convince the hiring manager that you belong at their company. They won’t even question that you’re the right candidate!
5. Plan what to wear for the interview the night before
In order to make a good first impression, it is recommended to dress business professional.
Follow these tips while prepping for an interview and you will have a better chance getting your dream job! Make sure to also follow our blog series on what to do during and after the interview!
For even more tips, watch our short and informative video.