It is that time in your life. You have graduated, acquired your degree and are ready to tackle the next chapter. You’ve researched potential jobs, modified your resume, and you’ve landed yourself an interview for a position at a company. Unsure of how to prepare for an interview? Look no further! Resubae has got you covered with this helpful step by step guide that will help you ace that interview.
Step 1: Job description, qualifications, qualities and experience
The first thing that you need to ensure is that you examine the job description. You must know the qualifications, qualities, and experience employers are searching for. All these things should be researched BEFORE you apply.
Step 2: Research the company
Next comes the company you are applying for. Employers might ask you about the role, the company culture, or their products/services. Try to learn as much as possible beforehand. Doing extensive research will make you look more interested!
Step 3: Most common interview questions
Then start preparing for the most common interview questions. While these questions are not exactly complex algebra, they can be difficult to answer. The key is answering them in a manner that relates to the job position and company that you are applying for. The most common interview questions include the likes of:
- Tell me about yourself?
- What are your strengths/weaknesses?
- Why should we hire you?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Do you have any questions for us?
We will have a more in-depth blog about how to answer interview questions soon so stay tuned for that!
Step 4: The nominee for best-supporting actor/actress goes to…
Now comes the part where you get to practice your acting skills. It is time to prepare your voice and body language to make a good impression during the interview. Be confident, strong, friendly and open with your body language. Don’t know what the right body language is? No problem, stay tuned for that upcoming article.
At this stage, it would be handy to remember the most frequently asked questions. Remembering them can help you prepare your answers to the questions. Another great suggestion is to prepare questions that you might have for the company as well. Avoid asking about salary during the first interview AT ALL COSTS, it is a massive NO GO!
The best part about when you are practicing for interviews is that you don’t have to do it all alone. Invite some friends or relatives to have a mock interview. You can also consider looking at companies that specialize in interview training services. Make sure that you listen to their feedback and take notes so you know what to improve on for when that big day does arrive!
Step 5: The big day itself
So it is the big day and a lot can still go wrong if you’re not careful. You don’t want to get off to a bad start such as arriving late. The classic “I am late because of bad weather” and “I accidentally overslept” excuses simply won’t cut it. Even the iconic “traffic was so bad” especially in a city like Bangkok will not work. Make sure that on this day you also carry extra hard copies of your resume just in case!
The time has come and it’s your time to shine! Don’t forget to sell yourself and the unique skills that you own and explain how they relate to the company role. After the interview, give yourself a tap on the shoulders because it’s not easy. Send a follow-up email to remind the employer of the interview and bring up some points you forgot to mention.
Step 6: The finish line
Congratulations, you have reached the finish line! These steps should help you prepare to ace your interview. If you still feel like you are not 100% confident about your interview skills, do not worry! Reach out to us and we will make sure you reach the finish line in flying colours!
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