How do you prepare for an interview and how do you manage to pass it?

Kate Phillips | 23. 8. 2019

Are you looking for a new job and are you waiting for the interview? You don't have to be in an unpleasant situation. Give up fears and preparedness for the fight in front of recruiters. Armed with a smile, confident, with sincerity and determination. Finally, a meeting can turn into a pleasant conversation at the end of which you can get a pretty easy job. How is this possible? Get informed about in this article.

Finding a new job is usually is a stressful thing. We all want to have a job in which we enjoy what we do and have a good salary. When the time comes and the job interview is approaching, we become quite nervous. The competition in the labor market is great, and the recruiters have prepared a lot of complicated questions for us, after which they will make a decision. But do not worry, everything can be controlled and learned. Even a job interview can turn into a pleasant meeting when you know how to prepare properly.

In conclusion! What needs to be done to make everything work perfectly and get the dream job?

  • Be yourself and admit that you're nervous

The interview is the same as the first meeting. You have high expectations and you want to be in the best shape. You ask about the conversation and you try to prepare yourself for any possible situation. But consider a very important rule - be sincere and admit that you're nervous. Unless you apply for a very high position of director or manager, where you must have a higher level of confidence and a greater potential. The human resources manager is also a human being and understands that nervousness is normal. By your sincere attitude you get only pluses.

At the same time, it should be noted that excessive nervousness may indicate that you are not ready for the interview at all. It is definitely good to try the speech at home. It is advisable to train in front of a mirror or ask a friend to practice the interview with you.

  •  Learn as much you can about that company

Are you sure in which branch you want to activate? But you still don't know anything about the company you want to work for. It is clear that when you are looking for a job, you respond to a lot of ads and sometimes you just try to see if anyone is interested in your application. But when you are invited to the interview, it is absolutely necessary to know something about the company. Nothing is worse than not knowing what the company is dealing with, or how long it is on the market. You want to get the job and become the number one candidate. What do you think the HR manager will tell you if you are not able to spend a few minutes reading a locket or studying a website?

  • Make sure you look good

Also remember that the first impression is very important during the interview. When you come with unkempt hair and dirty nails, you probably think you don't care too much. And if you can't take care of yourself, how consistent will you be in accomplishing your tasks? Get ready, wash your hair with a good shampoo and rinse it off. If you do not ask for a management function you do not need to dress in costume. Such an outfit for a normal job can create the impression that you are amateur and uninspired. Rather, opt for a cute dress that you like to wear on festive occasions.

The ladies will look great in a simple sleeveless blouse Do not hesitate to choose floral patterns, romantic lace. The outfit can be completed with a simple hand bag. For men, canvas trousers, a simple shirt, sweater or shirt. Leave all your sports sweaters, shorts, photo shirts, backpacks and sneakers at home. You will also make a good impression with the right perfume. Choose a lighter, fresh scent that will encourage you. But most importantly, you feel natural and comfortable. This will be reflected in your performance and you will see that you will be more relaxed.  

  • Come to the meeting at the right time

If we do not consider the delay in confirming the marriage at the altar, there may not be another worse situation when you are late than for a job interview. Sorry opinions, that you missed the bus, that you had to help a friend, they will not surprise anyone. Of course, everyone can be late, but it is best to avoid. Study in advance where the meeting point is, how to get there and how the transport connections work. It is always better to wait longer than to come later. Not only for these cases, you will use branded watches, which will also make your wrist look awesome.

  • Think about what the company can offer and what you can offer in return

It is definitely appreciated that you are a good worker and you stay over schedule, you know the deadlines and you have a creative spirit. But if you can't sell all of this, talking in a special way about your achievements, none of this will work for you. Think at home about what might be required during the meeting and prepare your answers in advance. Frequently asked questions are: What benefits do you think you will bring to our company? Why should we choose you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Your answers, I must say very well and well prepared. Silence and lack of answers will not make a good impression. Be confident and don't be afraid to say what you can do and what you like best. But beware - never try to be someone else and never lie. If the interview will not be discovered, it will certainly be in the trial period.

  • Show interest and ask questions

Remember, it is not just HR who asks questions. You also must to have the opportunity to ask about your position or about the business. Show your interest and prepare your questions. It should not only relate to your position, working hours or benefits, but try to be a little more creative. You can ask the HR directly about how satisfied he is in the company, what he likes most there. Ask questions about the company's plans for the future or what are the basic principles that have been successful.

It should also be noted that through the interview you also have the possibility and the right to test the future employer and ask questions. The decision to collaborate with this company is not depends only to the human resources manager, you also have the right to decide if you want to join the company. You are not in the position of subordinate student, who was called to the council. If you are aware of this fact you can get a lot of interesting information from the interview and then start a job that can offer not only financial stability but also a beautiful content of life.

Good luck!