How To Prepare For A Job Interview
1. Determine how formal the job interview is going to be Identify if you are going on a job interview for a startup or bigger company. Most of startup companies don't have a standard hiring process compared to bigger companies. Also, if you're interviewing for a startup you don't have to prepare for a specific questions because most likely the interview will be a natural conversation. On the other hand, if it’s on a bigger company you should study the typical interview questions.
2. Get into shape
According to a study, employers perceived obese candidates as inefficient. They are perceived to be sick more often that will result to less productivity and healthcare costs.
3. Dress appropriately
Remember that first impression lasts. Therefore your appearance is extremely important. You have to know the culture of the company, if they are wearing casual you should be on a business casual and if they're wearing business casual wear something professional. Select an attire that fits you well to make a good looking appearance and comfortable on the job interview. You can see below my custom made suit from Cotton Brew. It is the only men wear company who made to measurements suits. You can use my code ENGINEEREDTRUTH to get 17% on your made to measure suits. Lastly, make sure your chosen attire is clean and ironed.
4. Avoid drinking caffeine Coffee will always be a companion every morning, however drinking coffee before a job interview is a bad idea. For some, it will cause them to experience heart palpitations. We don't want the employers sees us comfortable or being nervous that will result to talk faster.
5. Drive the conversation
A typical job interview format is a question and answer. Instead try to make it a conversation to have you both comfortable to each other.
6. Don't state qualities, show them
Instead of telling the recruiter of your qualities, share some story or experience where your qualities shows.
7. Body Language
Expert says to aim a neutral post like sitting tall to show that you're attentive. It is also important to not put your hands in your pockets or behind your back because this will makes you appear stiff.
8. Stalk Everyone Do your research before the interview. If you have the name of your recruiter, find them on Linkedin and look for others who work in the company. With this, it will help you stand out of others and to appear that you really like the job.
Don't forget to smile and eye contact. A smile gives the impression that you are positive and approachable. This also added confidence. Behavior affects the mind as much as mind affects behavior.
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