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How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Interview

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: July 20, 2021 Category: Blog

How well do you prepare for an upcoming job interview? Preparing for your interview is a crucial step in getting hired. Individuals who properly prepare will be more confident and ready to impress the interviewers. Continue reading for more tips on how you can get ready for your next job interview.

Review the Job Description (again)

As a job seeker, you may be applying to many different jobs simultaneously. Take a moment to refresh your memory about the position. In particular, review the job description and understand the duties for the desired role. In addition, do some research on the organization or company beyond the actual job description. Try to identify their mission, vision, and values. By doing this research, you will be able to determine your own fit with the organization.

Prepare Your Answers

While you will not know every question that your interviewer will ask, you can be better prepared by anticipating common interview questions. Review your own resume and make connections between your previous experience and how they can be useful in the new job. Prepare your answers by creating a STAR (situation, task, action, result) response that allows you to skillfully answer any questions asking about past situations. Furthermore, your interviewer is likely to ask why you want this job. Find your motivation for wanting this job and try to align yourself with the company’s vision.

Mental Preparation

Job interviews may seem stressful, but understand that the proper preparations will give you the confidence to succeed. While preparing for the interview is great, you should not be focused entirely on the upcoming interview. Take some time to breathe, relax, and clear your mind. If the idea of being in an interview makes you anxious, consider conducting a practice interview by asking your family and friends to role-play as the interviewer.

Arrive on Time

Being late to a job interview is not a good sign. Showing up late can suggest that you do not take the interview seriously or that you are not an organized individual. In fact, it is better to arrive at your job interview early. Take the time to plan out your trip so that you know exactly how much time is required for the commute. In addition, pick out the clothes you will wear beforehand. On the other hand, be sure to test all your equipment if you are having a virtual interview. A general rule of thumb is to arrive ten minutes before the interview.

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