How to ace your job interview ?
A job interview can be a source of anxiety for many students and adults. It requires preparation. In this article we will look at the best preparations, attitudes and actions to take to succeed in a job interview and convince your recruiter that you are the right person for the job.
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
First, you should know that a job interview must be prepared. You cannot go to the interview without first learning about the company, its activity, its market and its competition. In addition to having researched the company, you must also have done some work on yourself and feel capable of answering the trick questions asked by recruiters: your qualities and faults, why would it be interesting for them to have you in the company, why apply to the company…
These are recognized questions and the answers of the candidates can be similar, that is why it is important to stand out from the others. Prepare answers that reflect your personality and highlight your best assets and strengths. It is important to demonstrate that you understand the challenges of the position.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
During a job interview, it is also important to think about what you are going to wear. Your attire will vary depending on the position you are applying for. Find out beforehand about the environment in which you are applying, and then choose your attire. For your image with the employer, it is important to be clean and to reflect your personality. It is therefore important to take care of it to put all the chances on your side.
It is also important to adopt a good posture because body language means a lot to an employer, it reflects your personality. Therefore, avoid using your daily language tics that may displease employers and remember to smile. To prepare yourself as well as possible, you can write your speech beforehand, to practice and to put all the chances on your side. However, it is important that your answers are natural and that the recruiter does not feel that you have prepared them and that you are reciting your speech. Otherwise, he or she will think that you are not being honest, and this could reduce your chances of being hired. When asked trick questions, you must adopt a confident attitude. It is important to reflect that you are confident in the position, and that your recruiter may be as well.
Finally, it is very important to be relaxed and to emphasize your maturity, your ability to understand and adapt so that the recruiter feels that he or she can trust you.
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW
The end of an interview is a crucial step. It is your last chance to convince your employer. Prepare a few questions to ask them, which will show your curiosity and motivation to join their company. Don’t forget to ask about the next steps in the hiring process (next interview, date of decision…).
Finally, it is very important to thank your interviewer and colleagues. The impression you make on the team can be very important to you and can tip the balance in your favor.
You now have all the tips and advice you need to make the most of your job interview.
Frequently asked questions about job interviews:
What flaws to say in an interview?
The professional faults to admit calmly are shy, reserved, emotional, impatient, distrustful, talkative….
What color of clothing for a job interview?
The best colors for a job interview are neutral colors such as navy blue, gray, black, brown, or beige.