Article 6 – The top 5 things you must do to prepare for a job interview   

 

Here are the top 5 things you must do to prepare for a job interview to improve your chances.  

  1. Review your skills: There is no substitute for effective preparation. Make sure you know your skills and attributes. Have a clear summary of what you can bring to the job and the benefits that you can offer the employer.  
  2. Prepare your interview answers to the hardest questions. There are always going to be the same type of interview questions repeatedly asked at a job interview….What are your main strengths?……What are your 3 biggest weaknesses?……What do you know about the company and its products? Makes sure that you have ‘model’ answers that sound natural when you repeat them back.  
  3. Dress for success. At interviews smart neat business attire always works well. If in doubt dress smart conservatively as you cannot be criticised for being too professional looking.  
  4. Know precisely where the location of the job interview is and make sure you allow sufficient time to get there at least 5 minutes early.  
  5.  Research the company what it does and its range of products. You can usually get all the information you require by reviewing their website. If you are asked about any of these and you have not done your research this will look very much like you are uninterested. If you are not asked about the company then try to add this into the job interview.