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How to prepare for an Interview
An interview can be a nerve-racking experience if you are not prepared. Therefore, before you go to an interview, take the time to think about what questions might arise and how you would answer them.
These types of questions are bound to come up and so be prepared!
1. Why are you leaving your current job? Try not to criticize your present job or employer. If you feel bored or unhappy in your job, simply say that you don't think that you are making full use of your true abilities and that you need a job that demands more from you.
2. Why do you want to work for our company? This is your chance to show the interviewer that you know something about her/his company. Empha how your past experience can be useful in this job.
3. What can you offer our company? Point out your strengths and how using them would benefit the company.
An interview gives you the opportunity to show off your past experience and your abilities; to show the interviewer the type of person you are and why you are interested in working in her/his company.
What NOT to do in an interview:
- Never chew gum.
- Never interrupt the interviewer in the middle of a sentence.
- Never ask the interviewer personal questions.
- Never answer your mobile phone.
- Make sure it is switched off BEFORE you enter!
- Don't give "yes" or "no" answers.
- Try not to lie.
What to do:
- Sit up straight.
- Look the interviewer in the eyes.
- Give straight but detailed answers.
- Be honest.
- Be positive.
- At the end, ask 2 or 3 questions concerning the job.
- Relax and be yourself.