Right Way to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
•Understanding the appropriate job for you:
First, job seekers need to identify the job that best fits them. Many job seekers have been casting their nets at the wrong places thereby yielding poor results. Companies put out job adverts daily but job seekers still need to evaluate themselves first. Many end up hunting for jobs that isn't appropriate for them, and eventually when they get called up for a job interview they go blank.
•Get ready for the job interview:
Check the role or position you're applying for, study the job description, evaluate every task and try to understand the questions you may possibly be asked during the interview. Find answers to most of the regular questions and try to improve your communication skills.
You can stay in front of a mirror and do a quick rehearsal before the job interview starts or get someone (friend/family member) and assume he/she is the interviewer. It's somewhat weird and funny but it's an effective way to get prepared beforehand. You can assess your performance by doing this and improve on faulty areas. Rehearsing over and over again until perfection can help you build self-confidence.
•Have great knowledge of the company:
It's important to acquire knowledge about the organization or company before sending your resume. Go to the website of the company to understand their mission, vision, prospects, and plans. You may likely be asked this question; "how do you intend to add value to the company?". This question can only be attempted if you understand the company's mandate. Giving a thorough answer to these sort of questions can highly impress the interviewer.
•Be positive and wear a big grin
Once you get into the interview room, it's best if you put yourself in the right frame of mind and be positive that the job position is yours. Though you may be in desperate need of the job that doesn't call for you to weep or beg the interviewer to fix you in the company. Show some sense of integrity and put on a big smile often. Smiling is another effective method of eliminating nervousness and it helps to bring back your lost confidence.
•Be brief with your answers
There is a specific time set aside for interviewing one candidate in a job interview. Interviewers have limited time to spend with one candidate, so it is best if you avoid wasting time and hit the nail on the head. Irrelevant and unnecessary stories show that you didn't prepare before coming.