However, if you have gotten the interview call, you cannot let the opportunity slip away because it is your chance to prove yourself and get a job that could be the one turning point in your career.
Before you step inside the room (Zoom or one with four walls), ensure you are well versed with the following:
The organisation: Are you interviewing at the organisation because it’s the only opportunity you see or because its goals and objectives align with yours? Carry out research. Learn more about the management and read about the past employees’ experiences. Put in the effort so you know if the organisation is right for you and if it is, a little research goes a long way in proving your dedication and commitment to an employer.
Ask around and come up with some questions yourself: Based on the job profile that you are interviewing for, see what are the possible questions that could be asked. Read about what is it that their competitors ask. Think about what are the skills that they’d need in an employee.
Sort your logistics: This is simple. If you’re giving the interview physically, are you well dressed and have you cleaned up well? Do you have your necessary documents and credentials ready? Do not zone out in the interview room. If, however, it’s a virtual interview, do you have a stable internet connection with a functional pair of microphone, camera and speakers? Cleaning up well is a necessity here too. Additionally, do not forget to get rid of the background noise if any.
Know your routes: If you have to physically get to a place, please check out the route for yourself and do not miss your flight if that’s what you need to catch to get to the interview place. Punctuality is key!
Get a good night’s sleep: The night before the big day, choose yourself and your wellbeing. Eat your favourite food, play some calming music, believe in yourself and get some sleep. You can’t expect a good interview with half-opened eyes and an irritable mood. Do not make scenarios in your mind and go give your 100% in the interview room.
Keep the inquisitiveness: Do not let the employers alone bombard you with questions, ask about the company and ask about the team you are going to be working with. Figure out what skillsets do they need for their organisation to grow and what are some challenges they could possibly face. Additionally, do not forget to ask them what their five-year plan looks like or you could just take up any other queries that you might have. Do not feel embarrassed and ask the questions so your potential employers know you’re invested. However, listen attentively and once your employers are done with their questions, only then should you move to your questions.
Interview Preparation coaching: An excellent interview performance is backed by focused preparation and strong delivery. Interview preparation coaching at EdMyst is conducted by experienced industry leaders who have interviewed hundreds of candidates to hire the ‘right’ employees and build great teams. So you’re sure to improve your chances of getting hired! Now walk into the room and go ace the interview!