So graduation is a mere few months away. You’re suddenly realizing that you need to land that job that will pay rent, considering your parents will be cutting you off the minute your hand grabs that diploma. In order to get that job, you need to go through at least two or three interviews. Here are some things to keep in mind before and during your interview/s:
Prepare: Be sure to do research on the company leading up to your interview. You want to come in with a decent amount of knowledge about the company. This will not only help you to ask relevant questions about it during your interview, but it will also show the interviewer that you are interested in working for him or her.
Don’t be Late: If your interview is scheduled for 1 p.m., plan to get there by 12:30 p.m. at the latest. You never know what minor setbacks can occur on your way to the interview so it’s better to be safe than sorry. The last person an employer wants to hire is someone who can’t even make it to his or her interview on time.
Be Honest: As they say, honesty is the best policy. You do NOT want to get caught in the middle of lying about an experience that never happened. The truth will make for better conversation and more precise detail anyway! And trust me, the interviewer will be able to tell if you are making things up.
Dress for the Part: Show up to the interview wearing your best suit, even if you feel a bit overdressed. Sure, you may not have to wear professional business attire for the job for which you’re interviewing, but now is your time to impress them. Maybe even throw some color in there to stand out and be memorable. Can’t hurt, right?
Be Yourself: There’s a reason you got the interview to begin with so now is the time to
show these people who you are , beyond the paper resume. Bring your confidence out during your interview. Talk about your past experiences with excitement and express your passion for the job you wan. Be confident in yourself by telling yourself that you have just as much of a chance of getting that job as the other candidates do. As long as you show them that you’re a great fit for their company, there’s no reason for self-doubt. Be you, and if that’s not good enough for them, then they’re not good enough for you!