Preparing for the Big Interview- Suit Up!
15 Mar 2015
It’s normal to be nervous and excited for an interview to your dream job, or any interview for that matter. Brush it off and go heads on! However, there are some things you might want to keep in mind and be well-prepared for before going in on the big day.
Know what you’re going in for. Research is the key to all doors over here! Read well about the company, and its role in the corporate world. How it functions, the key principles it follows, and other important details should be at the tips of your fingers.
Why should they choose you? Take some time out to know what the company is looking for and signify reasons for which they should employ you instead of someone else. Outline your skills and abilities due to which you think you are what the company is looking for, and be the boss.
Run the interview in your head. From how you’ll look when you’re suited up, to entering the office, and the last handshake, run it all in your imagination. Come up with possible questions you could be asked and what your answers to them would be. Make sure you do not act over confident, yet you show the employer that you’re well researched and have your wits about you.
Be confident! Yes. I cannot stress enough on the importance of confidence. Be it your handshake, your posture, the way you sit, and stand, and talk and pretty much d everything, will greatly impact what the employers will think of you. Thus, make sure you show you’re confident and you could bag this job!
Dress Well. How many of us judge others on the way they dress, at school, in a mall or any walk of life actually. What one wears and how they wear It can speak volumes about their personality and who they are. As the saying goes “You can judge a man by his shoes”, make sure you are formally dressed, with a smart hairstyle and accessories if you need any. Make sure you do not overdo it, yet maintain a smooth balance between formal and “this is how I normally roll”. Just remember, the better you look, the better you’ll feel, the better you’ll perform!
If you are going to an office you are not well acquainted with the routes to, make sure you go a day earlier to figure out how you will get there, and where exactly it is located. This can be a life saver in most cases, saving you from reaching late and leaving a negative impression on the interviewers. Also, on the day of the actual interview, carry some money in case of emergencies, and you might want to flaunt a briefcase and a notepad with stationary to give off a more professional and serious look.
So walk in there, give a firm handshake, and sit down. This job is yours, hands down. Act like a boss, be a boss!
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