How To Excel In A Job Interview


3. Research ahead.

You will gain plus points if you can cite certain facts about the company’s profile. You don’t have to memorize the entire history of the company, but take the time to know their work culture, their reputation to the general public, their positive values, an overview of their developments, and even the salary scheme. You will be asked as to how these factors would affect your longevity in the company in case they hire you.

4. Prepare to ask a string of intelligent questions.

This is the crucial part of the interview, as you can actually negotiate for your salary and map your professional growth in the company. But of course, if you are a newbie, we have this tendency to be coy. We lack the assertiveness to do so for the reason that we are still hatchlings in the industry. But it is always acceptable to ask for the company’s process of promotion, how often does the management do that, and what are the benefits and the company incentives given to the employees. This will secure a notion that you are bound for a long term career with the company.

Technically, you have to prepare yourself some scripted answers, and by all means, rehearse them in front of a mirror (if you are not comfortable, then remove the mirror). But when all else fails, be honest about your experiences, match what you say to your CV, and do not confabulate stories. It would be hard for you to support your story along the way.

Most of the time, the interview is the last frontier that you have to encounter in the job hiring process. After you pass the interview, it is either you are hired, or you are not. So always come prepared and stay strong. And keep in mind that the interviewer is just another human being, and you will do just fine.