Eight Tips To Be Successful For Your Next Job Interview

Here are a few interview tips from the recruiters at Career Contacts to keep in mind for the next interview that you are going to:

  1. Practice Being Interviewed. The majority of interview questions you will be asked you know ahead of time.
    • Practice, practice and then practice again for those interview questions that they may ask in this interview; do this with a friend or record yourself with your phone to get comfortable.
  2. Review the company’s website, blog and social media sites. Read up on the industry and know current events. Know where you are going.  Here is a link to sample to interview questions.
  3. Be Punctual. Don’t be late, arrive early enough to avoid traffic, find parking, or a bus route and then grab a coffee or water and relax.
    • Plan your route or bus schedule the day before.
    • Don’t arrive earlier than 5 minutes. Wait in the lobby until your time arrives.
  4. Be Ready the Day Before The Interview. Get your clothes ready, resume printed and references prepared. Carry these in a folder with a pen and paper to make notes.
    • Keep your appearance fresh and business like.
    • Wear only light colognes or perfumes. Some offices are scent free.
    • Make a professional first impression.
  5. Be Ready to Meet the Interviewer. Remember body language and maintain eye contact.  Smile, relax and take a breath between questions.  Don’t be afraid to say “just a moment, let me think of an example”.
    • Mirror the person you are meeting. Put them at ease by replicating their posture.
    • Be positive and confident.
    • Do not be negative or make negative comments about past employers.
  6. Let them know that you know them.
  7. Ask questions. According to Glassdoor, if you don’t ask questions in an interview you can easily “run the risk of unintentionally appearing disengaged or uninterested.”
  8. Send a Thank You Follow Up Note after the Interview. Sending a thank you note will let the interviewer know that you are interested in being considered for the job and will possibly get you a final interview.
    • Keep it simple and straight to the point.

If you have any questions, email Andrea at Andrea@careercontacts.ca