How to prepare yourself for a job interview

How to prepare yourself for a job interview. When getting a job interview before you go it's always good to prepare. If you come in prepared you won't be as nervous and then you'll be able to tackle anything that they throw at you. Now I am not saying I am an expert but these are the things that worked well for me and they might for you too.

Research the organisation

Before going into the interview make sure you have done some research into what the organisation is about and a bit of their background. They might ask you questions about it and you don't want to be umming and erring. It also shows that you know what the job is and what the company is about. They are more likely to hire someone that knows the company than someone that doesn't really care. 

Skills and qualifications 

Make sure your skills and qualifications hit the right requirements for the job. If your CV filled with things that aren't relevant to the job they are less likely to hire you. They would rather higher people that have the right skills to achieve the best in that job.  

Plan what to wear

The day before the interview plan what you are going to wear - make sure that it's appropriate to what kind of interview you are going to. If you are ever unsure you can ask the people that will be giving you the interview. When you know then you'll be able to turn up the interview looking the part. If you lay out what you are going to wear the night before there will no faffing around before the interview. This saves a lot of time!

Plan what to bring

The same with what to wear ask the interviewer what you need to bring. For example, I had to bring my laptop as I was doing a presentation. You never know what they might ask you do to or bring - make sure you are clear on that before you go into the interview. 

Practice interview questions

Ask a friend or a family member to ask you interview questions. This will help you to plan what you are going to say. It helps with practising on the spot questions too. Every interview you go into they will be asking you questions as they want to know you enough before they think of hiring you. Make sure your answers are honest and genuine. It's best to be real.

Be patient

Being patient is relevant to different parts of the interview. Be patient when waiting for a response to your application and a response to your interview. Also when they are asking you questions and talking to you during the interview, be patient and don't interrupt them. With this make it clear that you are listening to them. Nod your head, and respond.

I hope these tips help you in some way or another. Don't over think the interview. Remember regardless on if you get the job or not it's good practice. 

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  1. Nice and informative post! Prepping up for an interview is one of the hardest things to do!

    1. Thank you very much! I totally agree, it's almost as nerve wrecking as the interview itself