Tips To Have A Successful Interview

You are probably going for your first interview- or maybe it isn’t even your first but you have always had ill luck with interviews. Not to worry, these tips would sort that out.

No woman wants to attend an interview and be rejected either due to inexperience or inability to perform excellently. Therefore, before going for your next interview, you should know these…

1. Research on the company you are interviewing for

Yes, this sounds obvious but we have heard of several people who have gone into an interview without knowing anything about the company. Start with the company website and look at the ‘about us’ section.

Understand their ethos and vision, afterwards go to google to read up on things relating to that company.

This goes a long way to understand how/what the business is about. With all of this information in mind, during the interview you can drop in little points to demonstrate why you are the best person for the job.

2. Be confident

Arrive to the interview 20 minutes earlier, go to the reception, politely ask for the ladies/gents and then talk to yourself in front of the mirror. (Do not be ashamed, if you need to do this, please do)

Remind yourself how hard you have worked to get this interview and convince yourself that you are indeed the right person for this job. Afterwards, go back to the waiting area, smile at the receptionist(if there is one) and await your interview. You have got this dear woman and there is nothing to be afraid of!

3.  Rehearse your answers

There are several questions that might be asked without doubt, and they are:
– Talk me through your CV
– What values are you bringing to our company?
– Why do you want to leave your current job?
– Why do you want this job?

If you cannot answer the above questions then you do not deserve the job. But if you think you do deserve it, then rehearse your response several times to get perfect.

The reason for this is to make sure you don’t let nerves take away your important points. You cannot afford to talk about irrelevant things! You need this job.

4. Know your CV

When the question about your CV is asked, start with the most relevant job experience. If you are applying for a job as a bank manager and you worked as a Hair dresser several years before, do not talk about it.

It is not relevant. Make sure everything you mention from your CV goes straight back to why you are perfect for the job and why you should be given a chance.

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5. Make sure you have questions ready

Do not use the normal and more obvious questions like “is there career progression, salary increase” or “what are the advantages of working here” but rather ask important questions like “What are the challenges in this department”?

It’s an opportunity for you to counter respond. Think about questions that will allow you to talk about your capabilities and strengths

6. Dress Well

Please, for goodness sake, ensure to dress. Well polished flat shoes (not flat sandals) Ironed shirts, length of skirts or dresses should be of decent length and this is very important.

Also, no unnecessary revealing of body parts. Hair should be well combed and packed and makeup should be minimal. An interview is nit the right place to use your most flashy eye shadow and lipstick.

Please, ensure that you look decent, confident and purposeful. This helps your prospective employer to know they can trust you.