Preparation for a job interview,
When applying for any job, the one thing one must do is find ways to stand out in the interview. The competitive global market makes this imperative. So, how do you do this? Well, read on for some simple to follow tips that can get you the job of your dreams.
Once you get an interview, usually over the phone or email, the first thing to do is reply. We are always polite over the phone, but email communication can be tricky. Treat this mail as your first impression on your employer before he meets you in person. Make the reply brief but informative. It may be pretty embarrassing if you leave out necessary details in the reply and the employer company has to follow up with another mail asking for the same. Write the mail using a professional tone, and sign using a ‘thanks’ or ‘thanking you’. It is most vital to proofread each and every formal mail that you send out of your mailbox, so it may be wise to incorporate a habit of doing so. For jobs such as marketing consultants, public relations, etc where the written word communication is optimal knowing how to write formal mails is a must.
Most companies pick interview dates and times according to their own convenience, but there are still companies that ask the candidate to pick a time. In this case, be sure to schedule your interview for as early in the day as possible. This is the best trick in the book. Most interviewers schedule quite a few interviews on one day, this means that by the time they are through with 10 or so at least some positions are filled. Plus, interviewers might also feel tired and want to finish up quickly without giving you the time needed to showcase your potential. Being among the first few candidates to walk through the door can be a real advantage. Also, make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the interview time. Punctuality is highly appreciated in business set-ups, and will not go unnoticed.
We always aspire to work with the best company in our career field, but do we always take the efforts to learn everything there is to know about the company beforehand. Knowing the enterprise and its business inside out can give you the confidence boost you need to prepare for the interview. You can research the company online or through media news. Make sure that you pay attention to details such as project names, names of the owner or chief executives, the size of the business, company motto and goals, etc. This can help you shine in your interview. Employers often prefer candidates that show interest and know-how about the business and company.
The terms ‘dress for success’ or ‘look the part’ may sound cliché, but are great techniques used in all market circles to make the right impression. In view of the fact that the interview is your only chance to make a first impression, use dressing as a tool. Your outfit should correspond to the industry you wish to enter. Standing out through your personality is definitely a good thing, but do not try to do the same by dressing to shock. Wear something that will make you fit in. A good formal suit in a dull color is always a good choice. Choose a tie that matches and is understated. If you do not have anything that fits the description in your wardrobe, go shopping for one. After all, if you are trying to get your break into the industry of your choice this might be a good investment. In fact, buy at least a couple. Just in case of a second interview.
Mike is a free lancer writer and content builder of many technology sites and he is doing a deep research on management courses in Dubai.
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