How to get the job which you desire?
Job interviews are always very stressful – even for those job seekers who have gone on countless interviews. The best way to diminish the stress is to be sufficiently prepared. These few simple steps can help you prepare.
Before the Interview:
- Review the job duties included in the Vacancy Notice.
- Research the department.
- Dress professionally. Don’t wear perfume too much.
- Bring extra copies of your resume.
- Bring a pen and paper to write down any information you might need to remember.
- Prepare a few questions to ask the interviewer.
- Prepare answers to any questions you think you might be asked.
At the Interview:
- Arrive on time. Try to be a few minutes earlier if it’s possible.
- Try to relax. Be yourself.
- Show self-confidence make eye contact; answer questions in a clear, distinct voice.
- Remember to listen.
- Think before answering questions. Try to make your answers as clear as possible.
- Avoid negative body language – crossing your arms, swinging your foot or leg, slouching, covering your mouth while speaking.
- When given a chance, ask any questions that you have prepared in advance. You can also follow up on anything that the interviewer tells you during the interview.
After the Interview:
- End the interview with a handshake and thank the interviewer for his/her time.
- Find out when the department plans to make a hiring decision.
- Follow up with a short thank you for the interview note.
Common Interview Questions
- Tell me about yourself
- Tell me what interested you in this job.
- Why did you leave your last job?
- What are some of your strengths?
- What are some of your weaknesses?
- Describe your workstyle. Do you prefer to work by yourself or with others?
- What are your career plans? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- What supervisory experience have you had?
- Tell me about your favorite supervisor.
- Why should I hire you?
Questions for an Applicant to ask in the Interview
- What level of responsibility can I expect in this position?
- Why is this job available?
- What training programs do you have for new employees?
- Is there a typical career path for a person in this position?
- How are employees evaluated?
- Do you like working here?
- Tell me about a typical day in this department.
During the interviewing you ought able to muster and impress the interviewer with your skills and confidence. Using these tips you will be rewarded his/her getting desirable position.