10 tips to ace your next interview
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
1. Read about the company
Do spend some time researching the company that you’re applying for. Interviewers commonly ask applicants what they know about the company, and with a little preparation you can answer confidently.
2. Study the Job Description
Reading the job description is a vital part of your preparation as it gives you an understanding of the major purpose of the position and would give you a rough idea on what the interviewer may ask you during the interview.
3. Practice interviewing
Conduct a mock interview with your family or friends with common interview questions before the real thing. This will be helpful and give you more confidence.
4. Bring the necessary documents
Documents that you should bring during the interview may vary according to your interviewer. But these are some common ones:
I. Copies of your resume
II. Academic certificates
IV. Certificates & relevant documents
V. A passport sized photo
5. Dress to impress
Dress appropriately and professionally for the job interview. If you’re unsure on the dress code, do ask your recruiter for the dress code of the company. Make sure to look neat and groomed.
6. Plan you Journey for the interview
Plan ahead on the time you should leave so you could be there on time. Reach your destination at least 10 minutes earlier. Be sure to turn off your phone or mute it so it doesn’t interrupt your interview.
7. Interview Etiquette
During the interview:
I. Smile and greet your interviewer
II. A firm handshake
III. Make a good eye contact
IV. Pay attention
8. Listen and answer confidently
Listen carefully to the questions asked and make sure you understand what the interviewer is trying to ask you, confirm the question if you’re unsure. Answer all the questions completely and calmly.
9. Stay positive
Stay calm and positive throughout the interview session. Do not speak badly about your previous entity instead answer tactfully, highlighting any positive aspects of your previous company. You may also ask some questions for your own information and to show interest.
10. Thank you and follow up
Do thnk the interviewer for their time and you may follow up with your recruiter on the interview status to restate your interest towards the job.