Preparing for an Interview
If you’re looking for a new job, as important as being fully qualified is to success in that goal, being fully prepared for the interview can be just as important. Interviews are often the first encounter between you and your prospective employer, and if you don’t present yourself correctly then that can damage your chance of getting the job.
To prepare for an interview isn’t rocket science, but it does require a fair amount of work. First of all you need to make sure that your appearance is presentable; the tricky part of this is that it quite subjective, but a good starting point is to make sure that you’re dressed formally and any tattoos are covered.
After you’ve got that all sorted, there are still a few other areas to cover. A good preparation strategy is to practice an interview with somebody; with them fielding you questions you’ll probably have to answer, and you answering as accurately and confidently as possible.
Something which may also increase your chance of successfully gaining employment is researching the company you’re applying. Being informed is a great confidence builder, and finding a lot of positive things to say about the company you’re going to be working at doesn’t hurt either.