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How to prepare for an interview

Introduction πŸ‘‹

So you’ve been offered an interview – congratulations! πŸŽ‰

Interviews can be daunting – especially if you haven’t had one before. 😨

Just remember – EVERYONE has a horrible interview at some point in their lives. πŸ™ˆ

Every interview will help you to grow and become more confident! 🌱

Here’s our ultimate guide for preparing for an interview! πŸ“

When your interview is booked πŸ“†

  • Pay attention to the interview confirmation details – dress code, interview structure, online/in-person – make sure you’ve got these in mind! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ
  • Prepare a list of possible questions and answers πŸ“ƒ
  • Plan what you’ll wear – try it on in case you need to shop for a new outfit! Rushing around before an interview without a great outfit can be stressful! πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί
  • Video interviews – Plan where you’ll do the interview! πŸ“½οΈ
  • Video interviews – Check your technology works! πŸ’»πŸ“Ά
  • In-person interviews – Plan your route to the interview πŸ—ΊοΈ
  • Make lots of notes on the organisation, the interviewer, the job description, and why you’re a great person to hire! (see below) ✍️

The organisation 🏒

What is their latest news? πŸ“°

What are their goals? πŸ†

Are they working on any interesting projects? 🧠

Who are their competitors? πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

What are their “company values”? – this information will be fantastic for showing that you know the organisation. πŸ’–

The interviewer 🎀

How long have they worked for the organisation? πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

What is their job title? Will they be your people manager? πŸ‘€

– Knowing who is interviewing you will help you to feel more comfortable. πŸ’–

The job description πŸ“

Which areas do you meet really well? βœ…

What kind of things can you say in the interview to show that you meet each different area? Do you understand everything in the job description? βœ”οΈπŸ’¬

– Make sure that you’re really comfortable talking about the job description and research areas that you’re unsure about. πŸ”Ž

Why you’re a great person to hire ✨

It can be difficult thinking of examples of why you’re great on the spot in in an interview – which is why it’s so important to prepare beforehand. 🧠

What have you achieved previously that might impress the interviewer? πŸ†

Have you got any great personality traits to talk about? πŸ’–

What transferable skills do you have? πŸ› οΈ

What sets you apart from other people? πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€

25 Valuable Skills That Anyone Can Have

1 week before your interview πŸ“†

  • Have practice interviews with friends and family 🎀
  • Ensure you’ll have time to wash/iron your clothes during the week! πŸ‘•
  • Decide questions to ask your interviewer πŸ€”β”

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

The day before πŸŒ™

  • Set alarms – make sure you’ve got enough time to get up and ready in time! ⏰
  • Prepare clothes πŸ‘”
  • Re-read any emails/documents the recruiter sent you – to make sure you haven’t missed anything! πŸ‘€πŸ“¨
  • Re-read your notes πŸ“
  • Ensure you’ve got interviewer contact details written down – Transport issues, your laptop breaks – make sure you can contact the interviewer in case of any issues! πŸ“±
  • Charge your phone! πŸ“³
  • Get a great night of sleep! – This will help you to stay alert for the interview. 😴
  • Video Interviews – Double check that your technology works! πŸ’»

Interview day! πŸŽ‰

  • Get up on time ⏰
  • Check that there won’t be any delays to your travel πŸš‰
  • Consider putting your phone on silent πŸ“΅
  • Have a great interview! πŸ™Œ

Conclusion πŸ‘

So that it’s it!

There are our best tips on how to prepare for a job interview. πŸ’Ό

Remember that no matter how the interview goes, you’re trying and that’s what counts! Building experience is the best way to learn to ace an interview. πŸͺœ

Hopefully you’re feeling more confident about your next job interview. πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

If you know any friends or family members who might benefit from learning about preparing for an interview, share this post with them!

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