Butterflies in your stomach? Are you sweating like crazy?
Job interviews can make you feel so nervous because you never know what you will be asked. You wonder how you will be able to handle all the questions.
Don’t fret. Here are some tips on how you can ace your job interview:
1. Dress to impress
You need to make an excellent impression on the interviewer. As you walk in, you should make your mark, and since you are not saying anything yet, the interviewer will focus on how you look.
You are making a statement with the way you dress. So, it would be best if you chose clothes that can make the right impression. As much as possible, avoid being too casual no matter what kind of job you are applying for.
When you are well-dressed, you get a significant boost of self-confidence. And this will translate with the way you handle the interviewer’s questions.
2. Be prepared
Having prior knowledge of what questions to be asked and having ready answers for them are pretty helpful. Prepare to answer questions about yourself, your educational background, and your work experiences.
“Tell me about yourself.” “Why are you interested in this position?” “What are your skills and strengths? “What can you contribute to this role?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
These are some of the typical topics/questions asked. It would be best if you considered having prepared answers for these prompts.
After knowing the kinds of questions that you may be asked, practice doing the Q&A with someone. As they say, practice makes perfect.
Ask someone to pretend to be the interviewer. Then, that person can give you feedback for improvement.
Going to job interviews is a piece of cake. Just be confident and prepared at all times. I hope these tips help.
Good luck job hunting!