Problem Getting A Job: How To Prepare For Your An Interview
This is most likely the next most important hurdle to be crossed after graduation. Immediately after graduation a large number of graduates begin to submit their applications to firms, companies, industries…in order to get into the labor market. A large number of these graduates are not given the opportunity to present themselves before the company for an interview but a large number also are given the opportunity to present themselves for an interview but most of these favored few loose the opportunity based on poor interview results.
This has been the norm for a very long time and it can actually be changed with a few simple steps
- Get informed/Be on top of current happenings
Most times an interview does not follow a laid down set of questions, the interviewer may ask you questions seemingly out of the blue just to test your level of intelligence and how informed you are concerning current happenings in the universe that is why the importance of reading wide cannot be overemphasized. A person who doesn’t devote time to gaining knowledge and insights on certain issues may be deemed unfit for an employment into any kind of occupation. Try as much as possible to know about current issues in order to be ready for any pop up question that may come from your interviewer
- Learn about the job
Find out as much as you can about the position you’re applying for, then ask yourself, “Why am I the best person for this role?” Do you know someone who works at the company? Ask them about the job, the interview process, and the company. The more you know about the job, the easier it will be to answer questions about why you’d be a good fit for it. Most questions interviewers ask are; “why do u think you are capable of handling this job?”, “why should we give you this job?” These are likely questions that may pop up during the interview.
- Have a background knowledge about the company or firm
This is also very important get a handbook or browse about the company if it is available. Know the history and background of company and every other information you can lay your hands on about the company, this also helps during interview sessions. Take some time to research the company, so you are familiar with how they operate. There is a lot of company information available online. You might be asked what you know about the organization, so check out the “About Us” and “Careers” section of the company website if you’re interviewing with a large employer. For smaller employers, review their website to get an idea of what the company is about. Also, check social media pages to ascertain the company’s current focus.
- Make yourself familiar with the interview processes of the company
Try to find out from current employees who just recently got employed about how their interview session went, the temperament of the interviewer the dos and don’ts of an interview session and any other info typical to the company alone. Review typical teen interview questions and answers, then ask a family member or friend to ask you some questions so you can practice your answers. You may also want to review the ten most common interview questions. These tips will help you practice interviewing, so you’ll be more comfortable with the process.
- Dress appropriately
This basically ranks highest and must not be overlooked. A prospective employee shouldn’t look or dress shabby to his first interview for any reason at all. Choose simple and cooperate outfit for the position you are interviewing for. If you’re not sure what to wear, ask an adult family member, teacher, or other interviewers.
- Write a good resume
One of the problems most job seekers have is writing a good resume. A resume will make a good impression on the interviewer. You don’t need formal work experience to write a resume. You can include informal experience, volunteering, academic achievements, and your participation in sports or clubs. Bring a copy of your resume, if you have one, to the interview, as well as a pen and paper so you can take notes.
- Try to make a good and lasting first impression
Release all tension. Don’t be rude or argue with other prospective employees, staff or the interviewer. Be calm and be who you are.