Interviews can easily be a nerve-wracking process, though it is essential in your job search. Our team at All Trades Staffing Services can help you to prepare for your job search process and ensure that you are able to navigate the process as easily as possible. There are many benefits that come with working with a staffing service to meet all of your staffing and employment needs. Here are a few of our top tips to help you ace your interview!
Research the Company
When you have landed an interview with a company, it will be important to do some research about that specific company. This will help you to get a better sense of what to expect from your interview. It can also be beneficial to research the industry. Your interviewer may, for example, expect you to understand how the company is positioned in that particular industry.
Identify your Selling Points
An interview is essentially your opportunity to sell yourself to the company. In order to accomplish this, it will be essential to identify your selling points. Consider some of the qualities that will make you an asset to the company. Practice how you can best get these selling points across. When you are aware of these points, you will be better able to “market” yourself to the company.
Prepare for “Common Interview Questions”
It is easy to find a list of common interview questions on the internet. Though these won’t prepare you for every question in your interview, they are a great place to start. Many people worry that preparing for these questions will make them seem “scripted.” However, preparation will ensure that you come across as more confident and polished during your interview.
It can feel silly to practice answering questions in a mirror or with a friend. However, this can help you to familiarize yourself with the feeling and get yourself into the interview mindset. Practice can substantially improve your confidence for your real interview.
Make a Good First Impression
First impressions are incredibly important. You will never get a chance to make a second first impression. This is why it is so essential to dress the part for your interview. Wear professional clothes and ensure that you make the best possible first impression.
Most interviewers are looking for positivity during your interview. For example, if they ask you about your previous job, the last thing you want to do is ruminate on all of the negative aspects of the company. Practice putting a positive tilt on everything you say during your interview. Choose to say: “I’m searching for more opportunities for growth” rather than “they never chose me for promotions, despite being the most qualified candidate.” Positivity will significantly change how the interviewer perceives you.
Bring a Resume Copy
Bringing a copy of your resume is a great idea for your interview. This can help the interview to run more smoothly, especially if the interviewer has misplaced their copy of your resume. It will also show them that you have spent time preparing for the interview.
Be Aware of your Body Language
Body language makes a huge impact on our in-person interactions. It is essential to be aware of your body language throughout your interview. Ensure that you make eye contact and practice good posture through your interview. It will also be important to ensure that you speak clearly so that the interviewer is able to understand you.
Be On Time
Being late to an interview will usually cost you the job. In order to be “on time” for an interview, you need to be early. In most cases, you want to be about 10 to 15 minutes early for your interview. If you are unsure how to get to the location, you will likely want to leave quite a bit earlier than you think you need to.
When you follow these tips, you will likely be able to ace your interview! Our team at All Trades Staffing Services can help you to coordinate your interviews, as well as effectively prepare for them. A staffing service can make a world of difference to your job search. For more information about how to ace your interview, contact us at All Trades Staffing Services today.