A job interview is one of the most important phase which everyone has to face to get a job, it is also the first chance to make an impression. This impression can give you a distinct edge over other applicants whose credentials are better than yours. To prepare for a job interview include three phases
• Before The Interview
• At the Time Of Interview
• After Interview
Before the Interview
1) Research for the company’s profile and history: – It is very important to have some knowledge and you should be ready enough to talk in depth about the company, its future goals and plans, and the position you are applying for.
• You should learn the interviewer’s name and job position before going to the interview. To get this information you may need to call the company.
• Collect as much information as you can. Only this extra knowledge about the company will make you extra ordinary. You can use the company’s website, their annual report, and newspaper/business magazine articles to gather information.
2) Think of questions which you can ask to your interviewer: – Participating actively during the interview gives a good impression of your level of interest in the job. Even you should prepare some question like which are new markets the company is planning to explore in next couple of years?” or “What are the chances for professional growth in this job opportunity?” Asking these kind of questions will make a bond with the interviewer and also expose your enthusiasm
3) Practice with a friend. If you have a friend who is also preparing for an interview you should practice with him. It will help you a way to structure your preparation, but it will also help you get comfortable with giving answers and using appropriate terminology. You should practice giving your answer in concise manner and should be complete; you should also have an eye contact with the interviewer(s) while you answer him. Make sure you aren’t speaking too slow or too fast and you should not be nervous while answering. After whole process get feedback from your friend so that you can improve on your weaknesses.