How to prepare for a job interview is a big and important question. We all want to leave a good first impression!
In this article, I am going to go over a few tips & tricks that I share with my clients when they ask me how to prepare for a job interview.
I know there is a lot of information circulating on the internet. As a result, there is a lot of confusion. We don’t know how to act and we become obsessed with this “perfect candidate” role we need to play.
Therefore, my first advice is – forget everything you’ve ever read about a job interview. If you are overwhelmed, you will not do well. Ignore everything and take a deep breath. Think about who you are and why you applied for the job.
Secondly, research the company thoroughly. Same goes for the position you applied for. It might be a common title such as “Office Assistant”, but do check quite a few job ads to see what can fall under this role. You might be surprised!
Similarly to this research, try and find reviews online about this particular role in the company. This can be a huge help!
Thirdly, look for interview prep tips and tricks for that company. Do this using a search engine or even LinkedIn. You can even reach out to people who work in the company, explain your situation and ask for help. You never know! The bottom line is that each company has it’s ways and we can’t generalize, which is often the case in generic “interview prep” articles.
Check out our other blog posts to see ideas on how to make your job hunt more successful and how to win over any potential employer!