The job interview is a very important part in the process of finding a job. Here are 5 tips for a successful job interview!
1) Be punctual at your interview.
It is mandatory to be on time at a job interview. Not just on time: come early. It will show your future boss how punctual and organized you are. If you’re not 10 minutes early, you’re 10 minutes late!
2) Do your research on the company.
You need to know the company like the back of your hand. Make sure to visit their website and collect information about their history and values. In addition, they might ask you why you’re applying for this position.
Tip: work on the job offer to be ready to answer questions about the job. For example: What are the tasks related to the job?
3) Don’t forget about nonverbal communication.
Nonverbal communication plays a major role in a job interview. Are you looking at your feet? Do you have your arms crossed? Do you lean on the back of your chair? All these signs will show inward-looking attitudes to the interviewer and he won’t feel free to get to know you better. Make sure to keep this in mind. Also, employers will be looking at your appearance and how you present yourself. Dress sober and clean.
Tip: Don’t forget to give a nice and firm handshake to the employer before and after the interview.
4) Be polite with everyone.
Yes, with everyone! Give your best smile and be friendly with every employee you will meet. The employer might ask employees what they thought about you after your interview.
5) Be prepared for your interview.
If you want to show how serious and motivated you are about the job, always bring with you your CV, cover letter and references. The employer will be impressed by your organizational skills!
Author _ YWCA Montreal