Friday, 7 November 2008

Job Interview Tips

Job Interview TipsMaking sure you get a job is all about the job interview. The fact that you have got an interview in the first instance means that the company is interested in what you can offer them. No employer in their right mind would go to the trouble of interviewing someone who didn't fit into their criteria.

The time spent at an interview is the most important; it could affect your career and future. It is very important that you give the best impression of yourself. You and the interviewer are there to decide if you fit the job and to see whether the Company and you are a good match. Honesty is essential as if you are successful you need to know that you got the job for all the right reasons.

Job Interview TipsI have outlined some suggestions that will help you to make the most of interview opportunities. They may seem a little obvious in places, but all these points contribute to a successful interview.

You need to do some background work, as you will definitely be asked about the company.

  • Tell me what you know about our Company?
  • What are you ambitions in life?
  • In your last job role what did you learn?
  • What are your major weaknesses?
  • Can you to relocate if necessary?
  • Look forward 5 years, where do you see yourself then?
  • What is the best way to manage you?
  • What interests you about our product/service?
  • Could I obtain references' on your past work experience if needed?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • What have you achieved to date?
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • Why are you leaving your present job?
  • What do you understand by the meaning of teamwork?

Job Interview TipsThe secret is to answer all these questions and have them all clear in you mind BEFORE the interview. You will then be able to answer the clearly, confidently and a considerable amount of stress will have been removed. If you do this you will perform well in the interview.

The interviewer will also be looking at negative as well as the positive points. You can insure that this is kept to a minimum by making sure these points are avoided.

  • Don’t do any research about the company.
  • Present yourself poorly.
  • Make excuses about poor career moves and decisions.
  • Don't express yourself clearly or mumble.
  • Come over in a disinterested manner as to what the interviewer is saying.
  • Not to look the interviewer in the eye, and give a weak handshake.
  • Not to be overbearing on the money factor, i.e. salary, bonuses etc.
  • Act in an immature way.
  • 'Put down' your previous employers.

With all this in mind you can't fail to impress your interviewer and give yourself the best chance to succeed where other will fail. Don’t forget, job interviews are also about whether you feel that the company is for you. It works both ways.

I hope you get the job. Good Luck!

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