HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
Ah, the dreaded job interview! It’s the moment when your nerves decide to throw a party in your stomach.
But, why should interviews be scary? Society seems to have put all of this unnecessary pressure on interviews when in actual fact, they can be really fun. It’s a chance to get to know new people, share ideas, and show off your skills!
Here, we will give you the perfect advice to ace the interview…
RESEARCH THE COMPANY
Your prospective employer will be a place with history, culture, and probably a funny story or two. Dive deep into their website and recent news to understand their mission, values, and any current developments. Impress them by casually mentioning any events or charity days they have taken part in and show them that you are genuinely interested in being a part of their team.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
Your outfit should be a blend of professionalism and personal style. Remember, you want to stand out and make a fantastic first impression. However, Workpays understands that feeling and looking great doesn’t come cheap. We can help you with our interview-style wardrobe, where you can choose an outfit that suits you. We can also provide you with any toiletries you need to leave you feeling fresh.*
REHEARSE COMMON QUESTIONS
Prepare for the usual questions: “Tell me about yourself,” “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “Why do you want to work here?”. Perhaps, write out the questions and your answers. That way, you will remember what you wanted to say and show the interviewer exactly why they should hire you!
PREPARE QUESTIONS TO ASK
When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, make sure you ask them! An interview isn’t as one-sided as everyone thinks. You need to make sure they are the right fit for you too, so if you want to ask about the team, the culture, or even social events — just ask! The interviewer will appreciate you showing an interest.
PRACTICE MOCK INTERVIEWS
Enlist a friend or a family member to conduct mock interviews. They can provide valuable feedback and help you practice maintaining your composure for the real thing. Don’t have anyone free to help? You could even practice with your pet! Just reading your answers out loud and getting used to saying them with confidence will help you in the interview.
Don’t let traffic or public transportation mishaps get in the way of your future. Plan your route, and if you’re driving, ensure that there is suitable parking. As well as travel, make sure you prepare the night before the interview by getting a good night’s sleep. You should also have a nutritious breakfast, as a grumbling stomach during your interview might throw you off and it can also lead to a lack of focus. Eat well and put yourself in the best position possible to ace the interview.
Finally, remember that interviews are not the be-all and end-all as people say. Embrace the nerves, take deep breaths, and remind yourself that you’re amazing! Let confidence be your strength and simply enjoy it.
Preparing for an interview can be nerve-wracking, but you can turn it into an enjoyable challenge. Remember, it’s not just about impressing the interviewer; it’s also about finding the right fit for yourself. You’ve got this and Workpays are here to support you every step of the way.
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