If you want to exit your interview room feeling confident, calm and collected, it’s a great idea to learn how to rock your interview. In order to give yourself the best possible chance of obtaining your dream job with a company that has a business model that excites you!
Turn up to your interview 10-15 minutes early:
Ideally you should aim to check in with the staff member at the reception 10-15 minutes early. If you turn up for an interview too early, you’ll appear as if your time is not important and if you turn up 5 minutes before your interview, you’ll come across as unpunctual and unreliable. In some cases if you do not turn up to your interview within 5 minutes of your interviews, your interview may be cancelled.
Dress to impress:
No matter what industry you are searching for a job in, you’ll greatly increase your chances of being offered a desirable job position if you turn up to your interviews in clean and tidy corporate attire. For example, wear a well tailored suit or dress suit in neutral colors, wear sensible shoes and ensure that your clothing is well ironed. To show that you are a professional individual who makes an effort in your life and will be likely to make the same effort on a daily basis, if you are given the job which you’re applying for.
Don’t give rehearsed answers:
As 90% of individual candidates give answers that are obviously pre-rehearsed and are not authentic, you will stand out from the other candidates who you are competing against if you are able to give thoughtful, answers on the spot. You’ll also shine as a candidate as you’ll come across as confident and a great communicator. Remember as great communicators are rare, companies are likely to be impressed if you’re able to display exemplary communication skills during your interviews.
Don’t be afraid to ask about compensation:
Contrary to what you may have previously heard, it’s fine to ask about potential compensation. As it shows that you are taking the potential job offer seriously and value your time and skill set. Especially as in most cases, individuals who are willing to accept any salary or pay rate are unlikely to be go getters who have the right skills and experience for the job.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions that will provide you with valuable insight into how each company is run:
For example, you may want to ask your interviewer if their business offers professional development courses, if you are interested in learning new skills in order to climb your chosen career ladder.
Don’t give long winded answers:
If you give long winded answers, not only may your interviewer lose their interest and focus but you’ll also come across as less confident than if you were to give concise, to the point answers.
So if you want to rock your interview and to give yourself the best possible chance of success, it’s well worth keeping all of the tips listed above in mind during your interview prep.