Everyone’s been there: interviews. There’s only one thing standing in between you and your dream job, and that’s, the interview.
Most people severely dread interviews and the anxiety of it all. Some people might be great at interviewing, but become so nervous during it, that it goes poorly.
Before you ever get to the interview of course, there’s always the employee screening. Fortunately, passing this is the easy part. Here’s exactly what you need to get through the not-so-easy part.
· Practice makes perfect: Like anything else in life, an interview is no different, and you can practice for it. There’s no doubt that there are simply a set of standard interview questions that several interviewers ask. Review these and prepare solid answers. Even ask others for help.
· Have your own questions ready: Never end an interview with “no, I don’t have any questions”. Potential employers like to know that you are interested, inquisitive, and engaged with their company. Research some good follow-up questions to ask and be prepared to ask them.
· Make a connection: This is one of the biggest mistakes that many interviewees make. Often they act intimidated by interviewers and forget that they are simply people too, potentially even future coworkers. Make it personal by learning your interviewers name and try to use it during the interview.
· Be prepared and on time: These two recommendations make all the difference. Pick out an outfit way ahead of time, not the morning of. Try it on if you have to, or even have a backup if you don’t like it that day. Also, there’s no better way to ace an interview than by being on time. In fact, always remember: being on time means being 15 minutes early in the professional world.