How to ACE that job interview
So, you applied for a job, maybe even your dream job, and out of many applicants, you have been chosen for the interview. Congratulations!
But what now?
If you have little to no experience with job interviews, few days before you get there can be very nerve wracking. But, don’t worry, here’s advice on how to ace a job interview!
- Educate Yourself About the Company
In order to make a great first impression, you don’t want to make them feel like you have no idea where you are. You probably already know what the company is about, but when it comes to interviews, you want to get more into it. Research the history of the company, their past hardships, google them, read their website and research their social media. Putting effort in to create few questions for the interviewer is also a great strategy. Don’t be passive. You having questions will show them that you are prepared and that you are not 100% bought in, questions also sub communicate that you are not desperate for that job. Nobody likes desperate. Be smart about it!
- Dress Code
As Barney Stinson says “Suit up!”. Jokes aside, you want to find out the dress code of the company. Some companies are more casual, some are more formal. As a rule of thumb, suits always work, even if the place is casual. That’s because you can always tell to the interviewer “Oh, I didn’t know the dress code is casual here, I like casual more actually. “ and calibrate your formality, but it’s harder to get yourself out of being too casual for a formal environment.
- Make A Great First Impression
Two great books that will help you with this and much more are How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie and How To Make People Like You In 90 Seconds Or Less by Nicholas Boothman.
Good practical qualities you want to present are : Firm handshake, good voice tonality, good body language and posture, proper introduction, smile.
These are TOP 3 tips for acing any job interview. In the end, you don’t want to overthink this and have a blockage because you tried to learn all the answers in advance. Sometimes less is more !
You got this. Good luck!