Tips for Acing Your Interview
When a person goes in for a job interview hiring managers will know that they are nervous. They still expect candidates to perform as their best professional self. Here are some tips to help you ace the interview and stand out against the competition.
1. Research the company
Do a simple online search and find out about the company’s history. Learn their mission statement and goals for the future. Be sure to bring some of this information up during the interview. It will show just how truly interested you are in working for them.
2. Perfect your handshake
It may sound silly, but practice a handshake before going on the interview. Your handshake should be firm, but not aggressive. A weak handshake gives the impression that you lack basic social skills and confidence. So, be sure to practice your handshake ahead of time.
3. Be early, but not too early
When going on to your interview, aim to be there 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled time. Don’t arrive too early or you may make the office staff feel obligated to accommodate you. Fifteen minutes will allow you the time to calm your nerves and fill out any paperwork.
4. Ask questions
At the end of the interview the hiring manager will ask candidates if they have any questions. Be sure to ask something. Avoid asking about the benefits or the salary. Instead, ask about daily responsibilities, room for growth within the company, and questions on similar topics.
These are some tips to help you ace the job interview. There is a lot of competition, and mastering these basic skills will help you become a front runner for the job. For more job search strategies and advice check out our Job Hunting Strategy guide.