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Peak’s interview suggestions show you how to convince any interviewer of your special talents and become a sought after candidate. Below are tips that will ensure you master the interview process.
1. Before your Interview
Preparation. The key to a successful interview is confidence and the best way to feel confident is to prepare. A lack of preparation will be painfully obvious and send the wrong message to a potential future employer.
Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice answering commonly asked interview questions. A good start is to identify your particular interests, abilities, skills, and personality characteristics that coincide with the particular job requirements and qualifications. Also consider how your education and experience corresponds to the position specifications. One of your major goals in an interview is to “prove” or convince your potential employer that you would be a good match for the position and company environment.
Research! It’s to your advantage to carefully research the job and the company. The best place to start is the company’s website. Look for annual reports, the company’s missions and objectives, information on employers, strength and weakness, opportunities and treats as well as areas of expertise. Become more familiar with a company’s products or services. There may also be more information on your role and a detailed description of your job. Alternatively you can request information about the company and your role but it is always good to do your homework as it will prepare you for your interview.
2. Your Interview
First impressions count. It is important to show the interviewer that you are relaxed in the interview by taking your time to answer questions. It is also easier to answer each question when you understand the question prior to answering it. It may also help to ask the question to be rephrased if it is not clear.
3. After your Interview
Ask questions. By coming prepared to the interview with some intelligent question makes you seem interested. This is a good time to break out that research you did! This also gives the impression to the interviewer that they also have to sell the job to you. Show you can also have power!
Send a thank you letter. After the interview send a thank you letter. This conveys respect for the interviewer, and enthusiasm for the company and position for which you interviewed. Also, interviewers may have interviewed several people for that particular position; therefore, a gesture such correspondence can play a vital role in reminding the interviewer of your qualifications. Since the interview is often the most decisive factor in determining who is hired for a specific position, job seekers need to master the process.
Good luck and please contact one of our consultants if you have any questions or would like to book a session for our one on one Individual Employee Enhancement Training.