Top 4 Interview Tips:
- Be punctual
- Do your research
- Practice before the interview
- Master your personal bio
Punctuality is always important, especially when going on an interview. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, it is imperative you are on time. Better yet, arrive 10-15 minutes early. Not only will this make a great impression on whomever is interviewing you, but it will also help you feel prepared and not rushed! Bonus tip: don’t show up too early, as this may make your interviewer feel pressured to get the interview started.
Do your research
Feeling prepared prior to an interview is going to greatly improve your confidence. Do a deep dive into the company, their values, and what exactly they do. Often, your interviewer will ask why you want to work for their company, and you want to have a solid answer prepared. Do some additional research into the job position and duties. Fully understanding what the job is will not only further prepare you for the interview, but also help you decide if this is a job you’d like to have.
Practice before the interview
We’ve all heard the saying – practice makes perfect. So, why not practice your interview? With a friend or even by yourself, run through a list of common interview questions (find our list here) and practice your answers. It may feel silly, but practicing your answers will bring light to areas that you may need to brush up on and help your confidence with those answers you already have down!
Master your personal bio
It’s inevitable – in every interview you will be asked about yourself, your past job experience and your future career goals. It is important to have a clear and concise answer prepared that you’re ready to speak on at the drop of a hat. Your interviewer will be impressed when you are able to clearly discuss yourself, your goals and previous experience.
We know that interviews are stressful, but these tips will allow you to feel more prepared and ready to face anything that comes your way! Are you looking for work? Contact your local PeopleShare branch to learn about any available positions. When you work with one of our recruiters, they run through an interview prep to ensure you are as ready as possible for all of your interviews!