Have you been called in for a job interview? It can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time! Instead of biting your nails from anxiety, here are some useful tips to use:

Preparations

You should prepare yourself well before a job interview. The employer expects that you have acquired knowledge about the company and have a clear opinion about why you have applied for the current position. Why should they hire you? What can you contribute?

Being called for an interview means that you are initially qualified for the position. A job interview is all about investigating whether you also possess the personal qualities the business is looking for.

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How you behave and respond during the first-time interview is absolutely crucial if you end up getting a job offer.

The vast majority of job interviews involve some classical questions you should be aware of and prepare good answers to. Below are some of these listed:

  • Tell about yourself (prepare your elevator pitch)
  • Why have you chosen to apply for this position?
  • What do you want to add to our business?
  • What are your strengths and your improvement potentials? Supports examples.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Describe yourself in three words. Be prepared to give examples of what you include in the description.
  • Are you looking for a position within sales? Then you would like to be notified of showing to sales results.
  • Can you give some examples of what you have contributed to in your previous job?
  • What are you proud to have achieved?
  • How would your best friend describe you?
  • What would your colleagues say about you?
  • What would your boss say about you?
  • What would your references say if we contact them?

See yourself in the upcoming job and at that workplace, and what you will be able to contribute and mean to the business.

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If you reflect on this in advance, it will be easier to answer clearly and well for yourself, and it will also be showing that you have good self-esteem.

First Impressions

First impressions can play a decisive role in how well you score in an interview, and you may want to notice the visual expression of your interviewers. When interviewing, it is therefore important to make sure you look presentable. Everything from shoes to hair should be nice and clean. Focus on personal hygiene, be sober and possibly freshly shaven and dress nicely. Dress comfortably, so it's easier to feel confident about yourself.

The dress code depends on what type the industry is, but a good rule of thumb is to dress in your finest everyday clothes, which you still feel comfortable with. If you're unsure, there's nothing to worry about taking a phone to the switchboard of the business and ask what #Dress Code is expected.

In addition to making sure that the visual expression presents an advantageous first impression, make sure to be on time and remember to bring the necessary documents.

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As a rule, the employer has received most of these in advance, but it is always wise to have an additional set of copies.

Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and make sure you have eye contact.

The interview

A successful job interview takes place just like a regular conversation between two people meeting for the first time. If you have prepared yourself well, it will be easier to make sure the conversation flows well, so you can focus more on how you present yourself and to be accommodating towards the interviewer.

Ask questions about the position and the company, the working environment, the projects they work with, and other relevant questions. Show interest and that you are engaged in the company.

Good luck! #First Impressions