Whenever you are about to go for an interview, you would certainly feel a pit in your stomach and feel it sinking and that is anxiety. You would feel that you are clueless for the upcoming challenges even if you have prepared your lungs out. It is normal and completely fine to feel like it.
Try and take it as a chance to prove yourself and your personality along with your ethics and skills. Practising your interviews and getting way too possessive about this matter may seem and feel daunting but then again it is meant to be like that.
The more you are prepared, the more the chances you have to excel in the field and impress the hiring managers or interviewers. But, you never know how you do that, so we have the tips which can help you to prepare for your interview.
Prepare a good resume
The first and foremost thing to do is to make- up a good and comprehensive CV and a resume. Write the resume in the exact format provided with the standard font, size and style.
Make sure that you provide everything necessary and important. Work out things which you are not sure of. Take help from the interview as how to prepare a good resume or even take help from other people around you.
A good resume is a base which can counter your chances in future. If you do not have a good and convincing resume or CV, you are never going to get the job anyway.
Practice your interview
It may sound like a cliché but it really helps to break the ice and become more confident. Search on Google the most common questions, but only knowing them would not do any good to you.
But, practice your interviews with those expected common questions. Ask someone to volunteer for you or if no one is available and it is a little bit too intimidating for you.
Then, practice your interview loudly so that you speak and at the same time listen to your answer and determine if it is pleasing or influencing to hear or not. It helps you get rid of the tongue knots you may come across during the interview.
Be well prepared for it
Once you are done with your resume/ CV and interview thing, try brainstorming what you need to do beforehand. Getting and taking the copies of your resume is one of the most important things that you should do before entering the interview hall.
Make sure the transportation means are all set since you do not want to get late or early but be the most accurate at the time. Get your clothes ready and by that mean formal ones that show how professional you really are.
And, if there are any other things that need to be ready before going to the interview hall, then you may check it to get bonus points.
Phrase the questions you have to ask
There is always a phase in an interview hen the interviewers ask you if you have any questions at the end. To sit quiet and say nothing is one of the big mistakes you would make.
The day or night before your interview, make sure that you sit down and surf through the internet and also use your own thinking to make some questions that you want to ask the interviewers themselves.
Make sure that they are not vague and too obvious. Oh, by the way, we have another article based wholly upon the questions you might ask the interviewers (add link)
Search about the job and the company
Always keep this thing in mind that you do not want to go clueless about the company and your roles at the interview. It seems very unpleasant and a dullard.
It would ultimately make you ask questions that are too obvious with too obvious answers when the time comes or you to answer the questions.
Also, make sure that you go through the job description and your roles thoroughly and properly understand them so that you do not find it a problem to answer questions regarding your job. Go hand full of information about the company and job description.