5 Ways To Prepare For An Interview

5 Ways To Prepare For An InterviewIf you have an interview coming up, I highly recommend that you start preparing for it now. Too many interviewees go into an interview without preparing at all, which can be a major disaster.

If you’ve gone so far as to create a great resume and/or apply for a position, then you should always take the extra steps to make sure that you are prepared for the actual interview. After all, it is a very important step when it comes to the job search process. A bad interview will most likely mean that you won’t get the job.

Below are 5 ways to prepare for an interview:

1. Do research on the company and the position.

Before you head out for your interview, you should know as much about the company and the position you are interviewing for.

You should know:

  • What the company does.
  • What the company sells.
  • Who the President/owner/CEO is wouldn’t hurt.
  • What your position entails.

2. Dress appropriately.

Do you know what the dress code is at the company and for the position you are applying for? This is a very important aspect of the interview process, so make sure you are prepared.

Being overdressed is sometimes okay, but if you show up too overdressed for the position or the company than the interviewer may wonder why you weren’t more prepared. Being under-dressed is usually worse than as it shows that you aren’t professional enough for the position.

3. Know exactly where the interview is.

Back when I was interviewing after college, I would always make sure to drive to the interviewer’s office if there was any chance that I was not absolutely sure where the office was. This made me feel much more comfortable when interviewing because I knew I wouldn’t be late for an interview.

4. Practice common interview questions.

I ALWAYS suggest that everyone practice common interview questions as much as they can. You can usually do a simple Google search and find many, many articles that should be able to help you out.

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5. Bring copies of everything you need.

Lastly, don’t forget anything at home. If the interviewer has asked for specific paperwork or proof, always make sure to bring it.

Also, don’t forget to bring extra copies of your resume. Even if the interviewer doesn’t mention that you need to bring them, you definitely should as you never know if they have misplaced your resume or if there is an extra interviewer that joins in on the interview at the last moment.

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